Piran - Rescued on 4th March 2008

Piran We received a phone call on Tuesday afternoon (4th March 2008) about a pup at Poldhu Cove. Dan and Rachael headed down to the beach and found the pup who on closer examination had a wound to the back just under the tail, and a couple of wounds to his front flippers. After calling Tamara, we all agreed that the pup would need to come back to Gweek.
Back at Gweek the pup was weighed and was 21.5 kilos but around 16 weeks old, so it was very malnourished for a pup of its age. The wounds were cleaned and treated and the pup was put on a course of antibiotics, pain relief and multi-vitamins and iron. The pup was named that evening as Kerensa, but the next morning we had to rename it to Piran. (Rachael's mistake) Piran
These photos of Piran were taken on Thursday 20th March 2008 in the outside nursery pool 2. Update: 22nd March 2008 - These photos of Piran were taken on Thursday 20th March 2008 in the outside nursery pool number 2. These photos of Piran were taken on Thursday 20th March 2008 in the outside nursery pool 2.
Update: 12th April 2008 - This photo of Piran were taken on Wednesday 9th April 2008 in the outside nursery pool number 2. These photos of Piran were taken on Wednesday 9th April 2008 in the outside nursery pool 2.
Seal pups coming out of the trailerUpdate: 17th June 2008 - Piran was released back into the wild on the 17th of June 2008 along with Predrek, Jenifer, Monopoly, Samson and Baggy at Porthtowan. Seals being released back into the wild

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