Badger was rescued on 5th November 2014
Badger, 2 week old male seal pup (whitecoat), was rescued from Porthellick in the Isles of Scilly. This pup was separated from its mum. He was transported by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team.

Upon arrival at the Sanctuary, the pup weighed 17.5kgs, he was found with some old scars and wounds that are healing and an ulcer in one of his eyes.

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Badger
Badger Update - 17th November 2014 : The blood tests results showed that Badger had a high white blood cell count which shows possible infection and stress. For the first few days the pup was given a mixture of fluids and liquidised fish (like a milk-shake) and he started to moult, which revealed a fabulous jet black coat underneath.

Update - 12th December 2014 : Badger is now in the outside nursery pool for his next stage of rehabilitation.
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Update - 1st January 2015 : Badger is currently in the nursery pool number 3.

His flipper tag number is 046 (yellow).

Photo right of Badger was taken on 28th December 2014. Click here to see a larger version of this.
Badger - Photo taken on 28th December 2014
Badger - Photo taken on 28th December 2014 As you may be aware Badger is a Melanistic Seal meaning pure black, not usual in Grey Seals. In the past 10 years, this is only the second time that the Seal Sanctuary has rescued a Melanistic Seal.

Research carried out by Lenie ´t Hart in The Netherlands in 2010, found that there is a slight chance you will see an Albinistic Common Seal (not found in Grey Seals) and a a slight chance you will see Melanistic Grey Seal (not found in Common Seals).
Update - 31st March 2015 : Badger is looking very handsome, he is currently in the convalescent pool.

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Badger in the convalescent pool
Badger - Photo taken on 25th April 2015 Update - 26th April 2015 : Badger is currently in the convalescent pool, he just needs to put on a bit more weight before Badger is released back to the wild.

Photo left of Badger was taken on 24th April 2015.
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Update - 3rd June 2015 : Badger is currently in the nursery pool and he is putting on lots of weight.

Photo right of Badger was taken by the King family during their visit to the Seal Sanctuary on 28th May 2015. Click here to see a larger version of this.
Badger - Photo taken on 28th May 2015
Photo of Bruce was taken by Claire Hetherington and Thomas Stones during their visit to the Seal Sanctuary on 16th June 2015 Update - 26th June 2015 : Photo left of Badger with another seal pup Bruce was taken by Claire Hetherington and Thomas Stones during their visit to the Seal Sanctuary on 16th June 2015.

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