A rare black seal pup abandoned by his mum when only two weeks old will need lifelong medical care.
Grey seal pup Badger was rescued from the Isles of Scilly last November with wounds thought to have been inflicted by other seals.
He has since been looked after at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, where he has now been diagnosed with a permanent thyroid condition requiring regular medication.
Without regular treatment Badger would die. He responded so well to antibiotics and other treatment when he first arrived, we were confident he would soon be resuming life in the wild.
Unfortunately his condition soon deteriorated again, and that was when it was discovered he has an under-active thyroid.
Badger is the only one of 62 seal pups rescued by the Sanctuary over the winter who has not since been released.
Happily, Badger now seems to have no problems socialising with the other residents who have given him a warm welcome.
We went to film Badger at the Sanctuary. He certainly knows his way around the water.
A 'randy' seal has been sent to an all-girls enclosure after she kept getting pregnant - even to infertile males.
Sija, came to Cornwall Seal Sanctuary from Belgium, and soon mated with an ageing male, Babyface, thought to be infertile. The common seal was put on the contraceptive pill by keepers in Gweek, Cornwall, but she became pregnant with a second pup.
Following the birth, a decision was made to send Sija to Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park, where there are no male seals. She has been joined at the sanctuary by her visually impaired surrogate mother Luna.
The wildlife teams said they plan to give the seals "lots of extra love" to "keep them occupied"
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A keeper at a zoo in Torquay has been given the job of teaching a young seal to swim. Normally they learn from their parents but this seal pup is being hand-reared and Libor Mach has had to step in. Apparently she's taken to it like a - well - seal to water.
She was quite scared, actually, the first day. It was quite funny seeing a seal run out of the water, but Li has done a great job and she's found her flippers and she's well away now, and she's really enjoying the water.
There are calls for a seal cull to be considered in the West Country - to protect the livelihood of fishermen.
Many trawlers are now being targeted by herds of the seals - who eat their way through the catch before its been landed. Seth Conway has been investigating the issue.
Two seals rescued by West Hatch Wildlife Centre are being released at Combe Martin today.
These are the last two seals to be released back into the wild. They have spent several months recuperating after being rescued during the winter storms. The seals were released at 10am, just before high tide.
Two seals who have been recuperating at the West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Taunton after being washed up in the winter storms will be released today.
A large number of seals have been treated at wildlife centres across the south west after the bad weather - and most have now been returned to the wild.
Three seals have been released back into the wild at Praa Sands. Big surf on the Lizard meant the seals travelled by trailer to a calmer spot up the coast. Nearly 50 seals have been brought to the Sanctuary at Gweek this winter because of the stormy weather.