If two pups weren´t enough in one day we had another call about a pup at Port Gaverne that would also need to come into the Sanctuary on 1st November 2011, it arrived at 7pm.
Weighing in at 15 kilos, this pup had deep wounds to its head, with moderate hydration but malnourished and around 3 weeks old. This pup is a little girl and has been named Boudicca.
Update: 23rd November 2011 - Boudicca´s flipper tag number is 17 (green). She is now in the outside nursery pool 1 for her next stage of rehabilitation which will include introducing Boudicca to other seals and teaching her how to feed and fend for herself.
Update: 1st January 2012 - Photo left of Boudicca was taken in the convalescent pool on 28th December 2011. Click here to see further photos.
Update: 6th February 2012 - Boudicca was released back into the wild at Gwithian beach on 3rd February 2012 along Lola Bella, Zara Phillips, Basil Fawlty, Sapphire and Blue Topaz.
Photo left of the pups coming out of the trailer was taken by Daniel Murphy. Click here to see a collage of Daniel´s photos taken during the release of the seal pups.
Update: 21st April 2012 - Boudicca was seen at a local haul-out along the north coast of Cornwall on 1st April 2012 by a member of the Cornwall Seal Group who identifies and monitors seals in the wild.
Help Us to Help Them.....Each pup can cost up to £1,000 to rehabilitate, if you would like to adopt a pup or make a donation towards a pup´s rehabilitation, please click here.