Buffalo Wing was rescued on 4th December 2020
Buffalo Wing, feisty 5-6 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 4th December 2020 from Mullion harbour by marine mammal medics from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).

Sadly, she was malnourished, with a fever and severe wound to her rear right flipper, and she also had a respiratory infection.

Photo Credit : Lizzi Larbalestier - BDMLR
Buffalo Wing - 4th December 2020 - Photo credit - Lizzi Larbalestier - BDMLR
Buffalo Wing - 4th December 2020 - Photo credit - BDMLR When a hospital pen was available, she was brought to the sanctuary from one of the BDMLR´s holding facilities, put on a course of antibiotics, her wound treated and she was put on a feeding schedule to help her gain weight.

Photo Credit : BDMLR
Update - 15th December 2020 : Her flipper is still very sore, but is healing well. The animal care team have allowed regular salt water swims to help the healing process, and she is learning to feed herself in the water too!

Her flipper tag ID number is SL121 (green).
Buffalo Wing - 12th December 2020
Buffalo Wing - 26th December 2020 - Photo credit : Rachel and Paul - Visitors Update - 28th December 2020 : Buffalo Wing is now feeling much better and was moved to the outside nursery pools with some other seal pups to learn how to dive for her food and socialise.

Photo Credit : Paul Harding - 26th December 2020.

Update - 27th January 2021 : Buffalo Wing is now in the rehabilitation pool ready to be released back into the wild in the next couple of weeks. Weighed 27kgs on 14th January, she just needs to put on a few more kilos.
Update : 7th February 2021 - Buffalo Wing along with Sprout, Hot Dog, Pigs in Blanket, Haggis, Nacho, Bubble & Squeak, Guinness and Stuffing have completed their rehabilitation. The seal pups were released back into the wild on 6th February 2021 at Dollar Cove.

Click here to watch the video of the release.
Seal Release - 6th February 2021
Update - 10th April 2021 : Buffalo Wing has been spotted at seal colonies along the coasts of Cornwall on 22nd February 2021, 3rd and 15th March 2021 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT).

Members of the CSGRT volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify, carry out surveys, monitor and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast.

Each seal´s fur pattern is unique and enables the CSGRT volunteers track them for life. Seals face many challenges, yet we all depend on them to balance our marine ecosystem, this is essential to make the oxygen we breathe. Seals are our globally rare wildlife tourist attraction, helping diversify coastal economic prosperity.


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