Ariel was rescued on 18th October 2014
Ariel, 4-5 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 18th October 2014 from Cleave Strand near Crackington Haven beach by Katherine Smith and Charlie Pearson, members of the British Divers Marine Life (BMDLR) Rescue team.

The pup was found to be extremely malnourished with sliced wounds all over her body.
Ariel Upon arrival at the Sanctuary, the pup was put into one of isolation pens of the hospital and a full clinical assessment was carried out by members of the animal care team.

The vet prescribed the pup with antibiotics as a precaution to fight any infections she may be harbouring. Ariel´s wounds were cleaned and weighed 15kgs.

Credit: Photo above and left taken by Charlie Pearson.

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Update - 26th October 2014 : Ariel is responding well to treatment, hopefully will not be too long till she learns how to feed for herself.

Ariel is still in the isolation pen of the hospital but will be moved out into the main area soon.

Click here to see a larger version of this photo taken on 25th October 2014.
Ariel - Photo taken on 28th December 2014 Update - 28th November 2014 : Ariel is now in the outside nursery pool for her next stage of rehabilitation and she is doing well and starting to learn to self feed.
Her flipper tag number is 039 (yellow).

Update - 1st January 2015 : Ariel is in the convalescent pool and learning how to compete for fish with the other rescued seal pups and the resident seals.

Photo left of Ariel was taken on 28th December 2014.

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Update - 25th January 2015 : Ariel was returned to the wild along with Anastacia, Bruce Wayne, Quick Silver, Superman and Wonder Woman on 22nd January 2015 at Gwithian.

Click here to watch a video of the seal release by Pirate FM Radio.
Seal Release - 22nd January 2015
Ariel Update - 1st December 2015 : Ariel was spotted at a local seal colony along the north coast of Cornwall on 26th May 2015, 19th & 24th September 2015 and 23rd November 2015 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group.

Members of the Cornwall Seal Group volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast.

Photo left was taken by Sue Sayer.  Click here to see a larger photo of this.

Each pup at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary can cost up to £1,000+ to rescue, rehabilitate and release, if you would like to help by adopting a pup (Adoption £25 each pup) or make a donation towards a pup´s rehabilitation,
please click here for more details.

The staff at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary do a brilliant job and without your help, they couldn´t continue.