Jarvis, Resident Common Seal
Jarvis, was approximately 12 weeks old male common seal pup, when rescued on 16th September 2016 from Porthminster beach in St Ives by Dave & Lesley, members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team.

He was found severely underweight at 11kgs but also completely blind due to congenital bilateral cataracts in both eyes, which means he will not be able to be released back to the wild.
Jarvis The Animal Care Team took good care of Jarvis while he was in the hospital. He progressed well, learnt to feed for himself and got in some swimming lessons in the daytime when Jarvis´s pen was filled up with water, which he loved! On 30th September 2016 he weighed 12kgs.

This photo left and above were taken on 30th September 2016 in the hospital.
In early November 2016 Jarvis was moved to the outside nursery pool. As he will not be released back to the wild, Jarvis had fun with the Animal Care Team, learning the crucial husbandry training techniques, which prepared him for move in with the resident Common Seals Babyface, Bo and Buddy.

Click here to see a larger version of this and a further photo taken on 19th November 2016.
Jarvis Jarvis was moved into the common seals enclosure to be a resident with Babyface, Bo and Buddy on 31st December 2016.

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