Wedgie was rescued on 4th October 2022

Wedgie, a 3 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued on 4th October 2022 from St Ives Bay by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) marine mammal medics.

The pup was found in good body condition but had some deep infected wounds to his body and rear right flipper.

© Photo Credit : Dan Jarvis - BDMLR
He was taken to one of the BDMLR´s holding facilities for initial treatment and care until a pen was made available for him at the Sanctuary´s hospital on 13th October 2022.
Update - 24th October 2022 : Wedgie is still receiving antibiotics in his fish and his wounds are healing well. He will be moved down to the outside pool for his next stage of rehabilitation soon.   He currently weighs 23kg.

These photos below were taken on the 23rd of October 2022 in the hospital pen number 2.
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Update - 30th October 2022 : Wedgie has been moved from the hospital to the outside nursery pools for his next stage of rehabilitation.

This means he is on the road to recovery and ready to now mix with other seal pups, as well have a deeper pool to swim in. Pups in the nursery pools will be learning how to behave in the wild, interacting with other seals and also competing for their fish, which are all vital skills they will need when they are released back out into the wild.
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Update - 25th November 2022 : Wedgie currently weighs 27.5kg, it will not be too long before he is released back to the wild.   These photos below were taken on the 25th of November 2022 in the nursery pool number 1.

His flipper tag ID number is SL151 (white).
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Update - 1st December 2022 : 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.   Wedgie along with Chilli, Peri Peri, Sabine, Splodge, Star Anise and Zimt were loaded in the Sanctuary´s trailer and drove them to Carbis Bay beach for the release on 30th November 2022.

Photos Credit below - Denise Gent - British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR)

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