|Lilly was rescued on 30th December 2009|
|On the 30th December 2009 we received a call from Padstow about a seal with netting around its neck, this is the Sanctuary’s second net injury this year. |
The netting had cut deep into her neck and had caused an infection resulting in a very high temperature, but also had puncture wounds in its rear flippers, which also needed to be cleaned and treated.
The pup was taken back to our hospital, at 6 weeks old, this pup was malnourished possible caused from the netting making it difficult for this pup to catch fish weighing only 16.5 kilos. |
This pup is a little girl and is in isolation 1 and has been named Lilly.
Update: 24th January 2010 - Lilly is now in the outside nursery pool.
Her flipper tag number is 028 (light blue).
Update: 28th February 2010 - This photo of Lilly was taken on 27th February 2010 in the convalescent pool. Click here to see further photos.
Update: 22nd March 2010 - Lilly is continuing to do well and putting on weight and will not be ready to return to the wild before the Easter holidays.
Update: 24th April 2010 - Lilly along with Angelina, Dumbledore, Petunia, Snowdrop and Pomona were released back into the wild on 13th April 2010 at Gwithian.
Update: 5th May 2010 - This photo of Lilly was taken by the Innoles family a few hours after she was released back into the wild.
The Innoles family said "whilst downloading some photographs we took whilst at Godrevy we noticed that one of the seals we had spotted had something around its neck. We would have contacted you sooner but didn't realise until a closer look at the photos that there might be something wrong." After checking our records, we emailed back with the good news that it was Lilly, now a healthy seal, back in the wild.
Click here to see photos taken of Lilly by the Innoles family.
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