Pigs in Blankets was rescued on 11th December 2020
Pigs in Blankets, an 8 week old female seal pup, was rescued on 11th December 2020 from Portreath by marine mammal medics from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).

The pup was hypothermic, and had an open wound by her rear right flipper. She was taken to one of the BDMLR´s holding facilities until a pen was available at Sanctuary´s seal hospital on 22nd December 2020.

Photo Credit : Lizzi Larbalestier - BDMLR
Pigs in Blankets - Photo credit - Lizzi Larbalestier - BDMLR
Pigs in Blankets - 28th December 2020 Update - 29th December 2020 : Pigs in Blankets arrived at the seal hospital a week after being rescued, she received further antibiotics, her wounds were treated and she was put on a feeding schedule to help her gain weight.

Once the pup is feeling better, she will be moved to the outside nursery pools to continue her rehabilitation and socialise with some of the other rescued seal pups.

Her flipper tag ID number is SL124 (green).
Update - 25th January 2021 : Pigs in Blankets is currently in nursery pool 1 with another rescued seal pup named Guinness. She is learning how to compete for fish during feeding time.

Update : 7th February 2021 - Pigs in Blanket along with Sprout, Hot Dog, Nacho, Haggis, Buffalo Wing, Bubble & Squeak, Guinness and Stuffing have completed their rehabilitation. The seal pups were released back into the wild on 6th February 2021 at Dollar Cove. Click here to watch the video of the release.
Seal Release - 6th February 2021
Pigs in Blanklet - 23rd March 2021 - Photo by Kerstin Hartmann  of CSGRT Update - 27th March 2021 : Pigs in Blanklet was seen at a haul-out along the coast of Cornwall on 23rd March 2021 and 24th March 2021 by members* of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT).

© Photo taken by Kerstin Hartmann of CSGRT on 23rd March 2021.
*Members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify 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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