Rex was rescued on 10th October 2010
On 10th October 2010 we received a telephone call from a member of the public about a seal down at Poldhu Cove near the Lizard.

With members of the animal care team busy feeding pups in the hospital, a call was made to Dave Jarvis of the BDMLR to see if he was available to take a look at this pup and report back to the Sanctuary.

The pup was found, a quick check over and a phone call back to the Sanctuary, the Animal Care Team decided that this pup needed to come into our hospital.
Back at Gweek the pup was put into isolation pen two. The pup, little boy, now named Rex was given a clinical assessment and weighed. Rex weighing 18 kilos and two and half weeks old with minor bite wounds to his body and a scratch to his eye. The wounds were cleaned and treated and started on a course of antibiotics to help fight any infection he might have.
Rex Update: 13th October 2010 - Rex has now been at the Sanctuary for three days and after being on fluid for the first 24 hours, Rex has now moved onto whole fish.

Update: 22nd October 2010 - This photo of Rex was taken on 20th October 2010 in the hospital.    Click here to see further photos.
Update: 4th November 2010 - Rex has now finished his course of treatment and is learning to eat fish for himself.

Update: 13th November 2010 - Rex has been moved to the outside nursery pool 3.
Rex´s flipper tag number is 006 (white).
Rex - 29th December 2010 Update: 28th November 2010 - Rex is now in the convalescent pool with Boo, Pearl, Sulley, Mike and Roz.

Update: 1st January 2011 - Photo left of Rex was taken in the convalescent pool on 29th December 2010.    Click here to see further photos.

Update: 8th February 2011 - Rex currently weighs 36 kilos.
Update: 6th March 2011 - Rex along with Sulley, Mike, Pearl, Buzz and Robert were released back into the wild on 28th February 2011.     Photo right of Sulley and Mike. Seal Release
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