Fennel was rescued on 7th November 2022

Fennel, a 6 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued from St Ives Bay by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) marine mammal medics.

The pup was found very quiet, malnourished and underweight with minor wounds also his lungs sounded a bit ruckly. He was taken overnight to the BDMLR´s seal hospital then the next day transferred to the Sanctuary´s hospital for further treatment.

Photo Credit : BDMLR
Update - 27th November 2022 : Fennel is doing very well and is just finishing a course of antibiotics and anti-mucolytic medication. He currently weighs 16.6kg.   These photos below were taken on 25th November 2022 in the hospital pen number 3.

His flipper tag ID number is SL158 (white).
Update - 1st January 2023 : Fennel is still in the hospital and slowly putting on weight.   These photos below were taken on 29th December 2022.
Update - 22nd January 2023 : Fennel was moved from the hospital to the outside nursery pools last week to learn how to swim and eat fish.   Once he has mastered that and have put on a bit more weight, Fennel will be released back into the wild.   These photos below were taken on 21st January 2023 in the nursery pool number 3.
Update - 25th February 2023 : It is always a good day when the Animal Care Team return the rescued seal pups back into the wild where they belong, but at the same time it is a bit emotional saying goodbye after being with them for the past 2-3 months.

Fennel along with Cardamom, Onion Powder and Tulsi were loaded in the Sanctuary´s trailer and drove them to Perranuthnoe for the release on 23rd February 2023.
Photos Credit : Chris Webber - Freelance Photographer / British Divers Marine Life Rescue Medic
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