Snow Leopard was rescued on 12th December 2016
Snow Leopard, 6 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued on 12th December 2016 from Porthgwidden beach at St Ives by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team.

He was found to be malmourished with a deep wound on his right flipper. The seal pup was transported to BDMLR´s temporary seal holding facility overnight and then the next day to the seal hospital for treatment and rehabilitation.
Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard Update - 31st December 2016 : Snow Leopard is still in the hospital pen 1, once he has gained weight and the wound heals, he will be moved down to the outside nursery pool for the next stage of rehabilitation. The pup currently weighs 18.5kgs.

Snow Leopard´s flipper tag number is 320 (white).

Click here to see a larger version of this and above photos taken on 28th December 2016.
Update - 31st March 2017 : Snow Leopard along with Hedgehog, Llama, Reindeer and Duck were all released back to the wild at Porthtowan beach on 27th March 2017. Seal Release - 27th March 2017
Update - 7th April 2017 : Snow Leopard was spotted a few days after he was released at a local seal colony along the north coast of Cornwall on 30th March 2017 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust who volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify, carry out surveys, monitor and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast.

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