Armstrong was rescued on 31st December 2013
Gender : Male

Age at Rescue : 6 weeks old

Weight at Rescue : 14.5kgs

Reason for Rescue : Very malnourished, small wounds on flippers and one swollen flipper.

The pup was rescued by Dave and Lesley Jarvis, members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team, on 31st December 2013 from Mousehole.
Armstrong Dave and Lesley transported the rescued pup to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary where the seal was put into the temporary pen as the hospital was full.

Tamara and Dan, members of the Animal Care Team, carried out a full clinical assessment of the pup. He has been named Armstrong.

Click here to see a selection of photos and click here to watch a short video of Armstrong.
Update - 20th January 2014 : Armstrong is now in the outside rehabilitation pool.

Armstrong´s flipper tag number is 233 (orange).

Update - 25th February 2014 : Armstrong is in the convalescent pool for his final stage of rehabilitation and learning how to compete for fish with the other seals during feeding time.
Convalescent pool
Armstrong Update - 14th April 2014 : Click here to see a larger version of this photo of Armstrong taken on 12th April 2014 in the convalescent pool.

Update - 23rd April 2014 : Armstrong along with Lyra were released back into the wild on 17th April 2014 at Carbis Bay.
Update - 20th April 2014 : Armstrong and Lyra were released back into the wild on 17th April 2014 at Gunwalloe Dollar Cove.

Armstrong went first and went off quite quickly, Lyra was a bit slow and hung around in the shallows for a while, but eventually made it out!

Click here to see two photos of their release.
Lyra and Armstrong

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.