Bruce Wayne was rescued on 10th October 2014
Bruce Wayne, a three week old male grey seal pup, was rescued on 10th October 2014 from Cott Valley beach near St Just. He was found to have a broken jaw.

Upon arrival at the Seal Sanctuary, the pup weighed in at 34kgs; he was put into isolation pen of the hospital and the local vets were called.

The vet sedated Bruce and placed two wires around the lower jaw to stabilize the break. Bruce seems exhausted and is spending a lot of time resting which will help to keep the jaw still.
Bruce Wayne
In around 8 weeks time the wires will be removed. Bruce will be able to continue with his rehabilitation in the outside pools.
Bruce - Photo taken on 25th October 2014 Update - 26th October 2014 : Bruce has been moved out to nursery pool 4 for his next stage of rehabilitation. He currently weighs 34kgs so was able to maintain his temperature well so could be moved outside relatively quickly.

His jaw is wired together and he is responding well to treatment and even having a nibble at a few fish, but is still being forced fed fish.

Click here to see larger versions of this and above photo taken on 25th October 2014.
Update - 28th November 2014 : Bruce is now in the convalescence pool and learning how to compete for fish with the other rescued seal pups and the resident seals. His flipper tag number is 034 (yellow).

Update - 1st January 2015 : Photo right of Bruce was taken on 28th December 2014 in the convalescent pool. Click here to see a larger version.
Bruce - Photo taken on 28th December 2014
Seal Release - 22nd January 2015 Update - 25th January 2015 : Bruce was released back into the wild along with Superman, Ariel, Anastacia, Quick Silver and Wonder Woman on 22nd January 2015 at Gwithian.

Click here to watch a video of the seal release by Pirate FM Radio.
Update - 6th May 2015 : Dave Jarvis, Tim Bain & Lesley Williams, members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) and Dan Jarvis from the Seal Sanctuary re-rescued Bruce from the beach at Treen near Logans Rock on 4th May 2015.   Mr Fox, a member of the public, had contacted Gweek to report the seal on the beach; they rang Dave Jarvis to arrange help to check on the seal. Mr Fox helped to bring Bruce up the steep fisherman´s footpath.

Click here to see a selection of photos of the rescue by Tim Bain.  
Seal rescue - 4th May 2015
Seal rescue - 4th May 2015 Bruce was re-rescued due to damage to his upper jaw, pneumonia and septicaemia. Click here to see a larger photo of Bruce when he first arrived at the hospital.


Click here to watch a video of the rescue of Bruce by Tim Bain.
Update - 10th May 2015 : Bruce is currently in hospital pen number 3. He is on antibiotics and doing really well, bright, swimming and feeding himself. Bruce will soon be in the outside pools. Weighs 35kg at the moment, so had clearly been feeding himself out in the wild.

Click here to see a larger photo of Bruce a few days after he arrived at the hospital.
Bruce in the hospital pen 3 - 8th May 2015
Bruce on 9th June 2015 taken by the Kelley family Update - 25th May 2015 : Bruce has been moved down to the outside nursery pool. As soon as he puts on a bit more weight, Bruce will be released back to the wild by the end of June 2015.

Update - 14th June 2015 : Photo left of Bruce was taken by the Kelley family during their visit to the Seal Sanctuary on 9th June 2015.   Click here to see a larger version of this.
Update - 26th June 2015 : Photo right of Bruce with another seal pup Badger was taken by Claire Hetherington and Thomas Stones during their visit to the Seal Sanctuary on 16th June 2015.

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Photo of Bruce was taken by Claire Hetherington and Thomas Stones during their visit to the Seal Sanctuary on 16th June 2015
Bruce Wayne and Lois Lane Update - 1st September 2015 : Bruce Wayne along with Lois Lane were released back to the wild on 1st July 2015 at Gunwalloe.

The BBC´s Natural History Unit were out filming seals in the UK, both in the wild and also in rescue centres covering how rescued seal pups are rehabilitated. Some of this material appeared in a programme called Big Blue UK which was aired on 28th August 2015.   Click here to watch part of the programme which featured Dan´s, a member of the Animal Care Team, this covered the release back into the wild of Bruce Wayne along with Lois Lane.

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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