|Update 22nd October 2004|
Magnus still feeding very well and becoming increasingly demanding! If he doesn’t think he’s getting enough fish, he makes sure the Animal Care Team know by using his flippers to splash them with water.
Sheba has now become a little weary of Marlin’s undivided attention and has been spotted desperately trying to escape into a nursery pool whilst he’s distracted with Ray.
Looks like Ray may shortly have his best friend back if Sheba continues to shun Marlin. But it appears Attie may well take her place as she has been showing more and more interest in Marlin throughout the course of the week.
Lizzie and Anneka
Lizzie and Anneka have been taking a back seat this week, feeding steadily and keeping themselves to themselves.
Fatima has been very playful this week and has been taking full advantage of the maintenance team who are now cleaning the pools for the winter. She has been making sure she introduces herself by biting hold of the end their brooms and not letting go!
Flotsam and Jetsam
Flotsam and Jetsam are looking great at the moment, both still sporting their beautiful spotty coats to the relief of the Animal Care Team.
Flipper and Yulelog
Logs and Flipper are still squabbling, however, this week the Animal Care Team have noticed Logs is starting to calm down a little.
Rocky and Pepper
This week Pepper has been enjoying her favourite fish – sardines! And now refuses to eat her usual mackerel. Rocky has been barking lots this week, especially warning the whole sanctuary when his pool is draining.
Carus and Serendipity
Carus and Dips are moulting heavily this week and leaving lots of hair all over the haul out for the Animal Care Team to clean up.
Bamboo and Thai
Thai and Bamboo are full of the joys of Autumn and have been loving all the treats that are falling from the trees above. All sorts of things have been taken to the holt including acorns, beech nuts and lots of small branches!
Bracken and Tuppence
Bracken and Tuppence are growing their new winter coats with the onset of Autumn. Both are looking very fluffy and trim.
Goats enjoyed some vegetable treats this week, their favourite being the apple peelings.
Roskilly, Trent and Itchen have now received their second worming and have been flipper tagged with their identification numbers ready for moving down to the pools. Roskilly and Itchen are both piling on the pounds and should be moving down to the nursery pools within the week. Trent has started to show interest in fish and once he learns to feed himself, he too can go down to the pools.
Arrow and Red have lost their white fluffy coats and are now sharing a pool to teach Arrow to feed himself as Red is now eating everything in sight.
Taff was rescued from near Tintagel on 17th October. She weighed just 13kg and had lots of deep puncture wounds around her rear end. Her wounds are now healing well and she has started to feed herself and is steadily putting on weight.
Severn was rescued on 18th October from Porthmeor by BDMLR Co-ordinators, Dave Jarvis and Tim Baines. She was very malnourished but otherwise in good condition. Severn weighed just 10.5kg and the smallest pup admitted into the hospital so far this year. The Animal Care Team have been very concerned that Severn starts putting on weight as soon as possible and conserves her energy. Therefore, she has a heat lamp in her pen to keep her warm and the Animal Care Team are feeding her round the clock to keep her energy up. 5 days into her rehabilitation, Severn appears to have put on a little weight and has started to feed herself.
Blyth was rescued by the RSPCA on 20th October from Westward Ho and taken to a veterinary hospital to stabilise his condition overnight. In the morning he was transported by BDMLR Co-ordinators Dave Jarvis and Tim Baines down to the Seal Sanctuary. On arrival, Blyth was given a thorough clinical assessment and, other than being very malnourished, has very few wounds or injuries. Within a day Blyth was tucking into fish and the Animal Care Team think he must be feeling better has he is the noisiest seal in the hospital!
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