Gwithyen - Arrived on 7th January 2008

On the 7th of January 2008 we received a call from a member of the public about a seal at Godrevy. As we had a member of staff who lived just down the road (and was on a day off) we called him and he went out to take a look. The pup was very quiet and had some minor wounds to his body. The pup was brought back to the Sanctuary where it was give a clinical assessment, he weighed 18.5 kilos; his wounds were cleaned and treated. This pup is a little boy and has been named Gwithyen. Gwithyen
Update: 13th January 2008 - Gwithyen is a lot better and very aggressive. At the moment he is receiving respiratory treatment as his lungs are sounding a little ruckily.
Update: 20th January 2008 - Gwithyen is still in the main hospital, and loves to watch himself in the window. Gwithyen
Update: 8th February 2008 - Gwithyen has been moved to the outside pools for his final stage of rehabilitation.
Gwithyen's flipper tag number is 020 (yellow).
Gwithyen in the outside pool - photo was taken on 20th March 2008 Update: 22nd March 2008 - These photos of Gwithyen were taken on Thursday 20th March 2008 in the outside pool. Gwithyen in the outside pool - photo was taken on 20th March 2008
Seals being released back into the wildUpdate: 4th April 2008 - Gwithyen was released back into the wild on the 3rd of April 2008 along with Gryffin, Alan, Wella and Swoop at Church Cove near Helston. Seals being released back into the wild


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