Onion Powder was rescued on 11th January 2023

Onion Powder, a 12 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued on the 11th of January 2023 from Porthgwarra by members of the Animal Care Team.

The pup was found with abscesses to his rear flipper.

The pup was taken to the BDMLR´s seal hospital for initial treatment and care until a pen was made available for him at the Sanctuary´s hospital at Gweek on 23rd January 2023.

Photo Credit : BDMLR
Onion Powder - Photo Credit ;- BDMLR
Onion Powder Update - 1st February 2023 : Onion Powder spent a few days in the hospital as its wounds healed well, he was then moved down to the outside nursery pools for his next stage of rehabilitation.

He will learn how to compete for fish during feeding time and to socialise with other rescued seal pups in the nursery pool.

His flipper tag number is SL178 (white).
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.

Onion Powder along with Cardamom, Fennel 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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