Ayla was rescued on 5th February 2014
Gender : Female

Location of Rescue : Great Western beach, Newquay

Age at Rescue : 8 weeks old

Reason for Rescue : The pup was found to be malnourished, deep wounds to mouth with missing teeth.

The pup was rescued by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team and transported to the Seal Sanctuary for treatment.
Ayla Upon arrival at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary´s hospital, she was put into isolation pen where a full clinical assessment was carried out by members of the Animal Care Team. The pup was prescribed antibiotics as a precaution to fight any infections she may be harbouring and wounds were cleaned and treated. The pup was named Ayla.

Update - 24th February 2014 : Photos above and left of Ayla were taken on 22nd February 2014 in the hospital´s isolation pen No. 2. She currently weighs 18kgs. Click here to see a larger photo of Ayla.
Update - 14th April 2014 : Ayla is now in the outside pools for her next stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish with other seal pups during feeding time.

Ayla´s flipper tag number is 51 (orange).

Click here to see a larger version of this photo of Ayla taken on 12th April 2014.
Seal Release - 2nd June 2014 Update - 3rd June 2014 : Ayla was released with two of her pool mates Rover and Jupiter back to the wild on 2nd June 2014 at Gwithian.

Rover was the first one out of the release trailer and headed into the surf without a backward glance, he was quickly followed by Ayla, however, Jupiter took a while longer to venture into the waves where Rover was met by Ayla who was swimming just off shore.

Click here to see a selection of amazing photos taken by Photographer Simon Bone of the seal release.
This seal release was shown on BBC1 The One Show on 3rd June 2014. Click here to watch the release.

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.