Badger, Resident Grey Seal
Badger is a melanistic seal meaning pure black, not usual in grey seals.

He was rescued from Porthellick in the Isles of Scilly after being separated from his mum on 5th November 2014.

Badger is now a resident due to his thyroid level dropped too low to be released back to the wild so he will be on life-long treatment to maintain his level.
Badger When it drops Badger loses his appetite and becomes lethargic which in the wild would mean he would become malnourished and the Sanctuary do not want to release a seal back into the wild with a health problem that is serious, so he is staying at the Sanctuary.

Click here to read about the rescue and rehabilitation
of Badger.

Click here to see a selection of photos of Badger on our flickr account.
You can help support the work of The Cornish Seal Sanctuary as they care for their Residents and Rescued Seal Pups by joining the new Adoption Scheme.

Click here for more information.
Each Adoption makes a valuable contribution to the seal rescue programme, allowing the Sanctuary to provide continuing care for those seals and other marine mammals around our coasts that need our help and to look after those that are unable to be released back into the wild.

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