Hannibal was rescued on 18th January 2020
Hannibal, 18 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued on 18th January 2020 from south side of nearby Mousehole by Dan and Denise, members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Medics.

This long feisty boy weighing 26kgs had numerous weeping wounds on back of head, possible dog attack but unsure really and torn skin around the eye.
Hannibal - Photo Credit:  Denise Gent - BDMLR
Hannibal - Photo Credit:  Denise Gent - BDMLR Just don´t let the cute look fool you, he is still feisty but very nervous dear soul.

Photos Credit (above & left) : Denise Gent (BDMLR)
Update - 1st February 2020 : Once Hannibal has completed his treatment, he will be moved to the outside nursery pool where he will learn how to compete for fish during feeding time with other rescued seal pups.

This photo was taken on 31st January 2020 in hospital pen number 3, click here to see a larger version of this image.

Click here to watch a short video of this pup.
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Hannibal - Photo credit - Animal Care Team Update - 10th February 2020 : Hannibal is now in the outside nursery pool for his next stage of rehabilitation.

He will need to reach his target release weight of at least 30kgs before Hannibal is returned back into the wild in the next month or so.

Flipper tag ID number is SL146 (yellow).
Update - 23rd February 2020 : Hannibal is currently in nursery pool 2 with rescued seal pups, Mrs Claus and Primrose, putting on lots of weight before he is released back into the wild. He currently weighs 29.5kgs.

This photo was taken on 21st February 2020, click here to see a larger version of this image.
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Hannibal - Photo credit - Denise Gent Update - 6th March 2020 : Hannibal along with Father Christmas, Brienne of Tarth, Mrs Claus, Primrose, Mawgan and Mog, have completed their rehabilitation and were released back into the wild on 3rd March 2020 at Dollar Cove.

Photo Credit : Denise Gent (BDMLR)
Update - 10th August 2021 : Hannibal has been spotted at a seal colony along the coast of Cornwall on 14th July 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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