Europa was rescued on 4th January 2014
Gender : Female

Location of Rescue : Port Gaverne

Age at Rescue : 6 weeks old

Reason for Rescue : The pup was found to be malnourished and had a scratch on her eye.

The seal pup was taken to the British Divers Marine Life Rescue´s (BDMLR) temporary seal holding facility until a pen was available in the hospital at Gweek.
A few days later Europa was transferred to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and put straight into the nursery pools for rehabilitation.
Europa Update - 20th January 2014 : Europa is currently in the outside nursery pool and will be moved into the convalescent pool soon.

Update - 24th February 2014 : Photos above and left of Europa were taken on 22nd February 2014 in the convalescent pool.

Click here to see a larger version of this photo.

Europa´s flipper tag number is 239 (orange).
Update - 14th April 2014 : Click here to see a larger version of this photo of Europa taken on 12th April 2014 in the convalescent pool. Europa
Seal Release on 22nd May 2014 Update - 24th May 2014 : Europa along with Taurus, IO, Gemini and Quasar were released back into the wild on 22nd May 2014 at Gwithian.

Click here to see a selection of amazing photos taken by Photographer Simon Bone of the seal 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.