Jenifer - Rescued on 18th January 2008

Jenifer On the 18th of January 2008 we received a call about a seal at Marazion with fishing netting around its neck. The pup was thin and so was picked up and brought back to the Sanctuary. The netting had gone quite deep around its neck so the wound was cleaned and treated with the antibiotic spray, plus the pup was put on a course of antibiotics and pain relief. Jenifer
The pup weighed 15 kilos and was given fluids for the first 24 hours before being fed fish.
The pup is a little girl and has been called Jenifer.
Update: 8th February 2008 - Jenifer is in hospital pen No. 1 - she is doing well, off all treatment and wounds healing, learning to feed in the water and now weighs 16.5 kilos, and should be moving to the outside pools very soon.
Update: 16th February 2008 - Jenifer has been moved from the hospital to the outside pools for her final stage of rehabilitation.
Her flipper tag number is 024 (yellow).
Jenifer in the outside pool - photo was taken on 20th March 2008 Update: 22nd March 2008 - These photos of Jenifer were taken on Thursday 20th March 2008 in the outside pool. Jenifer in the outside pool - photo was taken on 20th March 2008
Jenifer in the convalescence pool - photo was taken on 9th April 2008 Update: 12th April 2008 - Jenifer became a star this week when her scar appeared on the television news.   These photos of Jenifer were taken on Wednesday 9th April 2008 in the convalescence pool. Jenifer  in the convalescence pool - photo was taken on 9th April 2008
Seal pups coming out of the trailer as Jenifer changes her mind!Update: 17th June 2008 - Jenifer was released back into the wild on the 17th of June 2008 along with Predrek, Monopoly, Samson, Baggy and Piran at Porthtowan. Jenifer in the middle
Jenifer - photo was taken on 21st June 2008 by Sue Sayer of the Cornwall Seal Group www.cornwallsealgroup.co.uk Update: 23rd June 2008 - Jenifer was spotted at a local haul-out along the north coast of Cornwall by Sue Sayer on 21st June 2008. (Sue is a member of the Cornwall Seal Group who identifies and monitors local seals).

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