|Ginny was rescued on 18th October 2009|
On the 18th October 2009, the Sanctuary received a call from Dan, a member of our animal care team, who on a day off had been called out to a pup that was in trouble at a Cove near Godrevy. After spotting the pup and after watching the pup for some time, Dan called the Sanctuary where it was decided that the seal should be brought back to the Sanctuary. |
Jenna made her way out with the rescue kit, while Dan scaled down the cliff to retrieve the seal. Dan with the help of the BDMLR brought the pup back up the cliff, where Jenna was waiting to bring the pup back to the Sanctuary.
At the Sanctuary, the pup was weighed and found to be 14kilos, approximately 3 days old, a little malnourished with scuff wounds to her nail beds, these wounds were treated and she was given a course of antibiotics, pain relief and multivitamins and iron tablets, Ginny is also receiving multi-milk due to her age.
The multi-milk mixture is specifically made up for such a young pup. The special milk forumula provides young pups with most of the nutrients they would normally get from their mother's milk.
Update: 24th October 2009 - Ginny is in isolation pen number 1, also continues to put weight on and has a welly boot for company as she is so young. |
Update: This photo of Ginny was taken on 6th November 2009 in the hospital. Click here to see further photos.
Update: 8th November 2009 - Ginny since she has been at the Sanctuary has put on half a kilo in weight. The Animal Care Team are now assisting her with feeding, this means putting the fish in her mouth and rubbing her throat to help the fish move down to her tummy. |
Ginny has also been feeling the cold and over the last few nights has had
the heat lamp on in her pen.
|Update: 13th November 2009 - Ginny and Hermione have now been put in a pen together to encourage Hermione to feed for herself, we only know which one is Hermione as we have already tagged her. Ginny's flipper tag number is 05 (light blue).|
Update: 27th November 2009 - Ginny has been moved to the outside nursery pool.
What made this seal pup laugh!!
Here is a picture of Ginny telling a joke to Dolores, who thought it was incredibly funny.
Ginny saying ‘Why don't seals eat penguins?’
Answer: ‘They cant get the wrappers off’.
Update: 2nd January 2010 - Ginny now weighs 30 kilos.
Update: 28th February 2010 - This photo of Ginny was taken on 26th February 2010 in the pup pool with Snowdrop and Dolores. Click here to see further photos.
Update: 22nd March 2010 - Ginny along with Dolores and Stinkweed were released back
into the wild on 2nd March 2010 at Gwithian.
|Update: 5th April 2010 - Ginny was spotted at a local haul-out along the north coast of Cornwall on 17th March 2010 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group.|
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