Ventura was rescued on 3rd November 2013
Gender : Female

Location of Rescue : Gwithian (Red River)

Age at Rescue : 10 days old (whitecoat)

Weight at Rescue : 21kgs

Reason for rescue : Puncture wounds around mouth and chin. Small gash close to left ear and small ulcer in left eye.
Ventura was transported by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team from the beach at Gwithian to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary where she was put into one of the isolation pens in the hospital. A clinical assessment was carried out and the pup was prescribed antibiotics and painkillers as a precaution to fight any infections she may be harbouring. The pup has been named Ventura.

Update - 16th November 2013 : Bloods came back clear so off treatment now. The pup is really feisty and bright. She is now in the main hospital learning to feed in water. The Animal Care team are still supplementing Ventura with fish until she can feed herself properly.
Ventura Update - 22nd November 2013 : Ventura has been moved to down to the outside nursery pool number 3. She is not eating for herself yet and needs the animal care team´s help with being fed fish, although she is doing well and putting on weight!

Update - 2nd December 2013 : This photo (left) of Ventura was taken on 1st December 2013 in the nursery pools 1 and 2.

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Update - 2nd December 2013 : Ventura is now in the convalescent pool for her final stage of rehabilitation.

Update - 29th December 2013 : Ventura is currently in the convalescent pool.   Click here to see a selection of the photos taken on 28th December 2013.
Convalescent pool Update - 20th January 2014 : Ventura is waiting to be released back to the wild, she cannot be safely returned until the weather improves.

Update - 25th February 2014 : Ventura is in the convalescent pool waiting to be returned to the wild.

Ventura´s flipper tag number is 194 (orange).

Update - 14th April 2014 : Click here to see a larger version of this photo of Ventura taken on 12th April 2014 in the convalescent pool. Ventura
Seal Release - 6th May 2014 Update - 10th May 2014 : Venture along with Pollux and Sputnik were released back into the wild on 6th May 2014.

Click here to see a selection of amazing photos taken by Photographer Simon Bone of the seal release.
Each pup at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary can cost up to £1,000+ to rescue, rehabilitate and release, if you would like to help by adopting a pup (Adoption £25 each pup) or make a donation towards a pup´s rehabilitation,
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The staff at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary do a brilliant job and without your help, they couldn´t continue.