WILSON - Rescued on 22nd December 2005


Wilson, a rescued grey seal pup.  Photo was taken on 30th December 2005 in the isolation area in the hospitalWilson was rescued on 22nd of December 2005 from Harlyn Bay by the RSPCA weighing just 14 kilos. He was dehydrated and was suffering from a respiratory infection.

Wilson was put onto a course of Antibiotics and his breathing is becoming clearer every day. He has learnt to feed himself quickly.
Update: Photo was taken of Wilson on 20th of May 2006 in the convalescence pool.
Wilson´s flipper (light green) tag number is 25.
Photo was taken of Wilson on 20th of May 2006 in the convalescence pool. Wilson's flipper (light green) tag number is 25.
Update: 1st July 2006 - Wilson (wearing hat tag ID J2), along with Speckle, Bess and Storm were all released back into the wild at Porthtowan on Wednesday morning 28th of June 2006 at 7am. They all went off OK, with a little bit of hesitation, and started to head off in wrong direction before realising the sea was in the other direction, and went straight for it. Two of the seals spent sometime surfing in on the waves. Five minutes after they went, a pod of eight bottlenose dolphins turned up to meet them. To see more photos of the release, click on the following link to take you to Karl Wheston´s website www.karlw.fotopic.net.
Photo of Wilson (wearing hat tag ID J2) was taken by Rachael Vine

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