Axel Rose was rescued on 12th December 2012
Gender : Male

Location of Rescue : Widemouth Bay, Bude

Age at Rescue : 4 - 5 weeks old

Weight at Rescue : 14 kgs

Reason for Rescue : Ulcerated left eye and minor wounds to his body.

Photos right & below taken on 27th December ´12.
Axel Rose
Axel Rose Update - 31st December 2012 : Axel is currently in the main hospital pen number 3.

Click here to see a selection of photos taken on 27th December 2012.

Update - 7th January 2013 : Axel is still on treatment, eye healing but has no vision in his left eye.

Axel´s flipper tag number is 119 (red).
Update - 10th February 2013 : Axel is still in the hospital but will be moved to the outside pool shortly.

Update - 23rd February 2013 : As Axel has finished his treatment, earlier today the Animal Care Team allowed him to have water in his hospital pen, Axel is one very happy and excited pup. In a few days time Axel will be moved to the outdoor pools for his next stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish with the other seals.
Update - 1st May 2013 : This photo of Axel was taken on 27th April 2013 in the nursery pool.
He currently weighs 23kgs.

Click here to see further photos.
Photo of Axel
Photo of Axel Update - 5th June 2013 : Axel was moved into the nursery pools along with Kayah, Schubert and Buster.

The pups were all weighed on the 3rd of June 2013, but unfortunately they still do not weigh enough to be released back into the wild and need feeding up.
Update - 29th June 2013 : The Cornish Seal Sanctuary discharged its last four patients of the winter 2012/13 pupping season on Friday 28th June 2013.

Animal Care Team leader Tamara Cooper and her colleagues had mixed emotions as they bid farewell to Axel Rose, Schubert, Kayah and Buster from the beach at Gwithian.

Click here to watch a wonderful video by Paul Pocock who filmed this seal release.
Seal release photo by Paul Pocock

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.

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