Platypus was rescued on 4th October 2016
Platypus, male grey seal pup, was rescued on 4th October 2016 from Lushingtons near Porthtowan, by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team.

He was separated from his mum at 4 days old, weighing 17kgs, and was suckling on rocks, causing a small suckling graze on his chin.
Platypus
Platypus Update - 27th October 2016 : Platypus was treated with a course of antibiotics and is now eating for himself and gaining weight well. He is now in the outside nursery pool.
Update - 20th November 2016 : Platypus is in the convalescent pool for his final stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish during feeding time with the other rescued seal pups and resident seals.

Platypus´s flipper tag number is 307 (white).

Click here to see a larger version of this photo was taken on 19th November 2016.
Platypus
Platypus Update - 1st January 2017 : Platypus has completed his final stage of rehabilitation and will be returned to the wild in the next month.

Click here to see a larger version of this and a further photo were taken on 28th December 2016 in the convalescent pool.
Update - 7th January 2017 : Platypus along with Giraffe, Honey Badger, Panther, Grizzly Bear and Tiger were returned to the wild at Gwithian on 6th January 2017.


Photo right was taken by Grace Jones
Seal Release - 6th January 2017


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