Bananarama was rescued on 24th August 2018
Bananarama, eight months old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 24th August 2018 from Trevellas Cove near St Agnes by Lizzi and Dan, members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Medics.

This seal pup was malnourished, suspected parasitic pneumonia, bite wounds to her flippers and scarred right eye from an old injury.
Bananarama
Bananarama Update - 2nd September 2018 : Bananarama was moved down to the outside nursery pool on 31st August 2018 for her next stage of rehabilitation.

It will not be too long before she is released back into the wild.

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Bananarama enjoying looking at the visitors in the underwater viewing window in the nursery pool.

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Her flipper ID tag number is 300 (Red).
Bananarama
Bananarama Update - 28th October 2018 : Bananarama is now in the convalescent pool for her final stage of rehabilitation.

Click here to see a larger version of this photo taken on 26th October 2018.
Update - 25th November 2018 : Bananarama will be returned to the wild in the next month or so. She currently weighs 40kgs.

Click here to see a larger version of this photo taken on 24th November 2018.
Bananarama
Bananarama Update - 31st December 2018 : Bananarama was returned to the wild on 27th December 2018 at Porthtowan unfortunately later that day she came back in on the beach and was reported as being harassed and having kids climbing on her.

Photo credit: Lizzi Larbalestier (BDMLR)
Members of the BDMLR were called so she was picked up and moved to another beach. But guess what the next morning, the medics got called again! Bananarama was being harassed again and not doing anything to move on! So Lizzi, BDMLR Medic, babysat her for a couple of hours keeping people away and then helped Zoe, a member of the Animal Care team at Gweek, cage Bananarama and she was back at Hotel Gweek on 30th December 2018!

Click here to see a larger version of this photo taken on 31st December 2018 in the hospital.
Bananarama


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