Roz arrived on 10th October 2010
We received a telephone call from St Mary´s, one of the Islands that make up the Scilly´s. With the helicopter already having left the Island and on the way back to Penzance the pup was held over night with Heike a vet on the Island and a member of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).

In the morning when the helicopter returned to the Island the seal was put on board for the short journey to the mainland.

At Penzance Amy and Jenna from the Animal Care Team met the flight, administered fluids and transferred her to the land rover before heading back to the Sanctuary.
Back at the hospital the pup was weighed, and a clinical assessment carried out. Roz, as she has now been named, was 32 kilos, had a swollen flipper, but had no other injuries. A course of anti inflammatory medication would reduce the swelling, a course of antibiotics as standard to fight any infection. Roz is about two and half weeks old and in the next few days will start to moult her white coat.
Roz Update: 22nd October 2010 - This photo of Roz was taken on 20th October 2010 in the outside nursery pool number 2.    Click here to see further photos.

Update: 4th November 2010 - Roz is in nursery pool No. 2 with Boo & Pearl and they are all feeding well.    Roz's flipper tag number is 007 (white).
Update: 28th November 2010 - Roz is now in the convalescent pool with Boo, Pearl, Sulley, Mike and Rex.

Update: 1st January 2011 - Photo right of Roz was taken in the convalescent pool on 29th December 2010.    Click here to see further photos.
Roz - 29th December 2010
Seal Release Update: 25th January 2011 - Roz along with Boo, Wellington, Dap, Andy´s Platform,
Fats Domino and Rocket Dog were released back into the wild at Gwithian on
24th January 2011.
Update: 29th July 2013 - Roz was seen at a local haul-out along the north coast of Cornwall on 19th March 2011, 18th & 29th April 2011, 9th & 27th May 2011, 19th September 2011, 9th December 2011, 3rd & 19th March 2012, 21st April 2012, 28th May 2012, 13th October 2012, 21st November 2012, 24th December 2012, 19th January 2013 and 29th April 2013, by members of the Cornwall Seal Group*.

Photo right was taken by Simon Bone on 19th Septenber 2011.

*Members of the Cornwall Seal Group volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify, carry out surveys and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast.
Roz photo by Simon Bone taken on 19th September 2011
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