TAW - Rescued on 30th January 2005

Taw was rescued from Porthchapel on the 30th of January 2005. He weighed 27.5kg and is approximately a year old. He was found with a spot of glue on top of his head and a hole in his left rear flipper where a flipper tag would have been. Unfortunately the animal care team have been unable to identify him from the previous year due to losing his flipper tag.

Re-named Taw, he also appeared to have a large growth on his spine just behind his shoulder blades, and a large amount of discharge from his nose. Taw was put straight onto antibiotics and an anti-inflammatory to help combat his respiratory infection and the vet was called concerning the mystery growth. Taw has now been x-rayed and the x-rays have been sent to a specialist in Bristol for further examination. The animal care team are awaiting the results.

Update 20th May 2005 - Taw along with Dee, Wiske and Lew were released on Friday 20th May 2005 at Gwithian.

First out of the trailer was Lew (hat tag number 51), he went out and was happy to play in the surf. Second of the trailer was Wiske (hat tag number 56), she didn´t want to go, but after 10 minutes she made her way to the water. Taw had no hat, he was third out the trailer and went straight to the water. Last out of the trailer was Dee (hat tag number 50) with the scar on his shoulder is still visible, he was reluctant to go but once he felt the water on his flippers he was off.