|Neville was rescued on 31st January 2010|
We received a call from a member of the public about a seal on the beach at Holywell Bay near Newquay on 31st January 2010. Our volunteers were despatched to the beach and found a seal malnourished with a high temperature with puncture wounds. A call back to the Sanctuary's team with the seals condition and advised to bring the seal in.
Back in the hospital the pup was given a full clinical assessment and weighed and found to be just 21 kilos. Its puncture wounds were cleaned and treated and a course of antibiotics started to fight any infection. This pup is a little boy and is around 10 weeks old and has been named Neville.
Update: 28th February 2010 - This photo of Neville was taken on 27th February 2010 in the convalescent pool. Click here to see further photos. |
Neville's flipper tag number is 36 (light blue).
Update: 22nd March 2010 - Neville 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 - Neville is now in the Common Seal enclosure with the other rescued seal pups - Mr Norris, Ronnie and Tonks.
Update: 30th June 2010 - Neville along with Ronny, Tonks and Norris were released back into the wild on 16th June 2010 on the North Coast.
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