SLIP - Rescued on 5th December 2005

Slip, rescued grey seal pup. Photo was taken on 30th December 2005 in the nursery poolOn Monday 5th of December 2005, the Animal Care Team received a call from the British Divers in North Cornwall to say they had a pup that needed help.

Tamara got together the cage and rescue bag and headed for the lifeboat station in Port Issac where the pup had spent the night. When Tamara arrived she found the seal in the lifeboat station in a cage.
It seems that the pup had moved up the slipway away from the rough sea, and had decided the safest place was next to the road.

A medic out walking that evening found the pup, and noticed it had puncture wounds to his body and was malnourished. She decided the best thing for him was to spend the night in the lifeboat station, and call us to collect him in the morning.
Update: 30th December 2005
After receiving a clean bill of health, Slip has been moved into nursery 1 along with Pumpkin, Scrumpy, Skiff, Bob and Quinn who have all been moved to the nursery pools from the hospital.
Update: Photo was taken of Slip on 26th of February 2006 in the convalescence pool.
Slip´s flipper (light green) tag number is 17.
Photo of Slip was taken on 26th of February 2006 in the convalescence pool.  Slip's flipper (light green) tag number is 17.
Update: Photo was taken of Slip on 20th of May 2006 in the convalescence pool.
Photo was taken of Slip on 20th of May 2006 in the convalescence pool.
Update: 23rd June 2006
Slip along with Sting were released back into the wild at 7.15am on 14th of June 2006 at Porthtowan.
Sue Sayer of Cornwall Seal Group kindly sent us this photo of Slip. To read more about the release,
please click on this link www.cornwallsealgroup.co.uk.
Photo of Slip was taken on 14th of June 2006 by Sue Sayer of the Cornwall Seal Group (www.cornwallsealgroup.co.uk)

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