Piglet was rescued on 29th November 2019
Piglet, 6-8 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 29th November 2019 from Lamorna near Penzance by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Medics and relayed to Gweek.

This pup was found extremely underweight and superficial corneal oedema right eye. Weighed 10kgs.

Piglet will spend a few months rehabilitating at the Seal Sanctuary until she reaches 30-35kgs in weight then will be released back into the wild.
Piglet - Flipper tag number SL126 - yellow
Piglet Update - 30th December 2019 : Piglet is currently in nursery pool 3 for her next stage of rehabilitation. She is learning how to dive and to compete for fish during feeding time. She currently weighs 17kgs.

This photo was taken on 28th December 2019, click here to see a larger version.

Click here to watch a short video of Piglet eating her fish.

Her flipper tag ID number is SL126 (yellow).
Update - 1st February 2020 : Piglet is currently in the rehabilitation pool with other rescued seal pups. She needs to put on more weight before she is released back into the wild in the next month or so. She currently weighs 23kgs.

This photo was taken on 31st January 2020, click here to see a larger version of this image and a further one.
Piglet
Piglet Update - 23rd February 2020 : Piglet just needs to put on a few more kilos before she is released back into the wild. She currently weighs 28kgs.

This photo was taken on 21st February 2020, click here to see a larger version of this image in the rehabilitation pool.

Update - 6th March 2020 : Piglet along with Horrid Henry, Elf, Pippi Longstocking, Lisbeth, Stig and Alice in Wonderland, have completed their rehabilitation and were released back into the wild on 2nd March 2020 at Dollar Cove.
Update - 4th September 2020 : Piglet has been spotted at a seal colony along the coasts of Cornwall on 6th April 2020, 11th April 2020, 2nd May 2020, 16th & 28th July 2020, 1st August 2020, 22nd August 2020 & 23rd August 2020 and 3rd September 2020 by members of Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT) who volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify, carry out surveys, monitor and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast.

© Photo credit: Sue Sayer of the CSGRT on 6th April 2020.
Piglet - 6th April 2020


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