Jarvis was rescued on 16th September 2016
Jarvis, approx. 12 weeks old male common seal pup, was rescued on 16th September 2016 from Porthminster beach in St Ives by Dave & Lesley, members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team.

He was found severely underweight at 11kgs but also completely blind due to congenital bilateral cataracts in both eyes, which means he will not be able to be released back to the wild.
Jarvis Update - 2nd October 2016 : The Animal Care Team are taking good care of Jarvis so he is progressing well and learning to feed for himself, while he is getting some swimming lessons in the daytime when Jarvis´s pen is filled up with water, which he loves! He currently weighs 12kgs.

This photo left and above were taken on 30th September 2016 in the hospital.
Update - 20th November 2016 : Jarvis is now in the outside nursery pool. As he will not be released back to the wild, Jarvis is having fun with the Animal Care Team and learning the crucial husbandry training techniques, which will prepare him for move in with the resident Common Seals Babyface, Bo and Buddy in a month or so time.

Click here to see a larger version of this and a further photo taken on 19th November 2016.
Jarvis Update - 1st January 2017 : Jarvis was moved into the common seals enclosure to be a resident with Babyface, Bo and Buddy on 31st December 2016.

Click here to see a larger version of this and a further photo.

Update - 9th February 2017 : Jarvis is really enjoying being with his new friends Babyface, Bo and Buddy. Click here to read the latest press release.