Jinx - Resident Female Grey Seal
Jinx, a female juvenile seal was approximately 18 months old when she was rescued on 21st April 2017 from the beach in the St Ives Bay after being found suffering from malnourished and lethargic.

This seal was originally rescued on 6th March 2016 at St Agnes by the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR). She had nasal discharge and superficial wounds, and was treated with a course of antibiotics at the RSPCA West Hatch centre. Jinx was released back into the wild along the North Coast of Devon on 27th May 2016.
Jinx On 1st June 2017 Jinx was moved down from the main hospital to outside nursery pool number 3, where she was recovering from an upset stomach. Jinx was getting plenty of fish supplemented with fluids and multivitamins.

RSPCA´s orange tag number 80179.
Once she has gained some more weight then Jinx will be moved into the convalescent pool for the next stage of rehabilitation.

Click here to see a larger version of this and above left photos taken on 16th June 2017.
Jinx This photo of Jinx was taken on 15th August 2017 in the nursery pool.

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In October 2017 Jinx was put on a long course of steroids treatment as the vet had warned that it would take time for her to make a full recovery but sees no reason why if she continues to improve and put on weight, she cannot be released back to the wild.

This photo of Jinx was taken on 6th October 2017 in the rehabilitation pool. Click here to see a larger version of this and further one.
Jinx Click here to see a larger version of this photo.

Click here to see a selection of photos of Jinx via our flickr account.
Jinx loves celebrating her birthdays as the wonderful Animal Care Team makes these for her.

As you read above, she was rescued in April 2017 from Godrevy, Jinx was originally found dehydrated, malnourished and displaying signs of anaemia.   After lots of investigation, vets found that steroids seemed to calm her condition (thought to be similar to irritable bowel syndrome in humans).   Without the steroids, Jinx would become sick again, so the team decided to offer her a forever home. Today, she´s loves being around her pool-mates and is now thriving in her own place among the residents!
Happy Birthday Jinx
You can help support the work of The Cornish Seal Sanctuary as they care for their Residents and Rescued Seal Pups by joining the Sponsorship Scheme. Click here for more information.

Each sponsorship makes a valuable contribution to the seal rescue programme, allowing the Sanctuary to provide continuing care for those seals and other marine mammals around our coasts that need our help and to look after those that are unable to be released back into the wild.
Jinx - January 2023Beautiful Jinx - February 2023 Sp YummieThere is a fish inside this ice block!