|Pigwidgeon was rescued on 16th November 2009|
|On Monday 16th November 2009 the team received a call about a seal down at Kynance Cove, that needed our help.
The team headed out and found a little seal around 4 weeks old and wounds to its rear hock, this pup was mid moult but running a high temperature due to infection.
The pup was up lifted off the beach and brought to the Sanctuary, with the hospital full, the pup was put into our temporary pen, its wounds were cleaned and treated and a course of antibiotics started to help fight the infection. The pup has been named Pigwidgeon.
Update: 20th November 2009 - Pigwidgeon has now been moved to the outside nursery pool 4 due to the pup being quite fat, as when it arrived, weighed 39 kilos. Unfortunately Pigwidgeon refuses to come out of the cave and go in to the water, he is a very grumpy seal.
Update: 27th November 2009 - Pigwidgeon is in nursery pool 4, as you can see from the photo left, he is still refusing to have his photo taken for the website.
Update: 21st December 2009 - Pigwidgeon is a little fatty and should hopefully be released back into the wild soon along with Dudley and Hedwig. |
Pigwidgeon's flipper tag number is 14 (light blue).
Update: 2nd January 2010 - Pigwidgeon now weighs 30.5 kilos.
Update: 1st March 2010 - Pigwidgeon along with Molly and Rebeus were released back into the wild on 11th February 2010 at Gunwalloe.
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