Groot was rescued on 18th November 2014
Groot, 6 week old male grey seal pup, was rescued on the 18th November 2014 at St Ives harbour by Tim Bain and Dave Jarvis members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team.

He was found to be severely malnourished, dehydrated and weighing only 13kgs.

Photo right taken by Tim Bain of the BDMLR
Update - 30th November 2014 : Groot has finished his precautionary course of antibiotics and is currently feeding for himself although he is quite a messy eater! He is currently in one of the hospital pens with the pool filled so he can learn to feed in the water. Hopefully Groot will be down in the outside nursery pool soon!
Groot - Photo taken on 28th December 2014 Update - 1st January 2015 : Groot is now in the convalescent pool and learning how to compete for fish with the other rescued seal pups and the resident seals.

Photo left of Groot was taken on 28th December 2014. Click here to see a larger version of this.

His flipper tag number is 052 (yellow).
Update - 14th February 2015 : Groot was released back into the wild along with Phoenix, Gamora, Jubilee, Daffy and St Eia on 12th February 2015 at Gwithian.

Click here to watch a video of the seal release by Kelly Louisa Astley a member of the Animal Care Team.

Click here to see a selection of photos taken by Kate Owen.
Seal Release - 12th February 2015

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,
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The staff at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary do a brilliant job and without your help, they couldn´t continue.