Leo was rescued on 18th October 2013
Gender : Male

Location of Rescue : Boscastle harbour

Age and weight at Rescue : 5 weeks old - 18kgs

Reason for rescue : Severe mouth infection and broken jaw, as well as body wounds.

Photo right was taken by Dave Jarvis of the BDMLR.
Photo of Leo by Dave Jarvis of the BDMLR
Update - 26th October 2013 : Poor Leo! He was taken to the vets by members of the Animal Care Team to have his broken jaw realigned and fixed, which will take 4-6 weeks to heal. He has a quite nasty wound to his lower back as well which is being cleaned daily.

He may not eat for himself while his jaw is painful so the Animal Care team are helping him. Very feisty despite this!!! He is a fighter!! Leo is currently in the hospital´s isolation pen number 2 but he will be moved into the main hospital very shortly.

Update - 16th November 2013 : Leo is recovering well from his broken jaw. Slightly lopsided jaw - looks a bit like Ray! Vet had to come in and re-adjust the wire. All of his wounds are nicely healed and he has been swimming in saltwater, which really aids the healing. Feeding for himself too. Vet was so impressed Leo was moved to the outside nursery pool, but is still on treatment. He currently weighs 28kgs.
Leo Update - 22nd November 2013 : Leo´s jaw is still wired but it is healing really well, he will be on treatment for a few weeks. He is currently in nursery pool number 1.

Update - 2nd December 2013 : This photo (left) of Leo was taken on 1st December 2013 in the nursery pool 1.

Click here to see some more photos of Leo.
Update - 8th December 2013 : Leo is sharing his nursery pool number 1 with another rescued seal pup Soyuz. Leo and Soyuz´s jaws are healing well, and both will be going to the vets together soon to have wires removed. Leo is liking having some company!

Update - 29th December 2013 : Leo is currently in the convalescent pool.   Click here to see a selection of the photos taken on 28th December 2013.

Leo´s flipper tag number is 160 (orange).
Seal Release - 9th January 2013 Update - 11th January 2014 : Leo along with Shuttle, Aurora, Nasa, Eclipse, Persier and Persius E were released back into the wild on 9th January 2013 at Carbis Bay.

Click here to see a selection of photos taken by Dan Murphy of the release.

Photo left by Dan Murphy

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