MOWGLI - Rescued on 5th November 2006

Photo was taken on 5th November 2006 by Simon Bone - www.cornishseals.co.uk On Sunday the 5th of November 2006 the Sanctuary received a call from the Cornwall Seal Group to say that a pup they had been watching at Mutton Cove since Friday afternoon, had not fed for over 48 hours. Maz, headed out to Gwithian and was followed by Rachael and Dan. On arrival, Maz had a look at the pup from the top of the cliff and the decision was made to go and get the pup, as all the other seals on the beach were out feeding.
The pup rescue took no more then 30 mins as Maz sprinted up the cliff from the beach, Simon Bone took photos of the whole thing. When she got to the top of the cliff, the pups temperature was taken and fluids given for the journey back to the Sanctuary. Photo of Maz (left), Rachael (middle) and Dan (right) was taken on 5th November 2006 by Simon Bone - www.cornishseals.co.uk
Photo of Mowgli was taken by Rachael Vine on 5th November 2006 On arriving back at the Sanctuary, the pup was put in to isolation 1, and left to rest after its traumatic rescue.   The clinical assessment revealed that the pup was a little boy, and weighed only 10 kilos and was very thin.   The first 72 hours will be critical for this pup. We have decided to call the pup Mowgli.
Hospital Update: 17th November 2006 - Mowgli still on multi milk but will move on to fish soup beginning of next week. He had a little bit of an upset tummy this week which we treated with some anti-acids, and is now much better. Mowgli is still got the white coat, and like to shout and remind the Animal Care Team it is feeding time. Mowgli in the hospital - photo was taken on 17th November 2006 by Rachael Vine
Mowgli in the hospital - photo was taken on 1st December 2006 by Rachael Vine Hospital Update: 1st December 2006 - Mowgli has now moved on to fish and is receiving two fish at each feed, this should help him put on weight more quickly. He has lost most of his white coat and will next week be put into water. Mowgli is still sucking his flippers, but he should grow out of this.
Mowgli's orange flipper tag number is 14.
Hospital Update: 15th December 2006 - Mowgli was moved out of the hospital and down to the nursery pool, he was a little scared and spent the first few days in the cave. He only weighs 12 kilos but being in this pool should encourage him to feed for himself but the Animal Care Team will keep an eye on Mowgli.
Mowgli in the convalescence pool - photo was taken on 30th December 2006 Update: 31st December 2006 - These photos of Mowgli were taken on Saturday 30th of December 2006 in the convalescence pool. Mowgli in the convalescence pool - photo was taken on 30th December 2006
Mowgli in the convalescence pool - photo was taken on 3rd February 2007 Update: 7th February 2007 - These photos of Mowgli were taken on 3rd February 2007 in the convalescence pool. Mowgli in the convalescence pool - photo was taken on 3rd February 2007
Update: 20th April 2007 - Mowgli is now over forty kilos and is next on list to be released back into the wild.
Ready for the off  - Photo was taken by Rachael VineUpdate: 8th June 2007 - Mowgli was released back into the wild on the 5th of June 2007 along with Stitch, Cyclops and Cinders. Free - Photo was taken by Rachael Vine

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