Tony Hawk was rescued on 17th December 2011
We received a call on the 17th December 2011 about a seal pup at Trevean Cove. The pup was found on the beach and needed the help from our expert staff.

At the Sanctuary a clinical assessment revealed that it was a little boy and around
12 weeks old malnourished weighing just 19 kilos with puncture wounds to rear left flipper which is also slightly swollen. The pup has been named Tony Hawk.
Tony Hawk
Hawk on 28th December 2011

Update: 1st January 2012 - Tony Hawk currently weighs 20 kilos.   Photo left of Tony Hawk was taken in the hospital on 28th December 2011.
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On 31st December 2011 Tony Hawk was moved to the outside nursery pool No. 4 for his next stage of rehabilitation which will include introducing him to other seals and teaching Tony how to feed and fend for himself.
His flipper tag number is 28 (green).
Update: 28th January 2012 - Tony Hawk is the noisiest seal in the convalescent pool and when he starts Jenny, one of the Animal Care Team, joins in and during cleaning the pool, these two can be found doing a duet.

Update: 6th April 2012 - Photo right of Tony Hawk was taken on 4th April 2012. Click here to see another photo of Tony Hawk.

Update: 24th April 2012 - Tony Hawk is doing really well and putting on weight. The rescued pups are enjoying the piggy back rides around the pool with the resident seals, but it is going to be a few more weeks before any pups
are ready for release back to the wild.
Hawk on 4th April 2012
Seal Release 29th May 2012Update: 30th May 2012 - On Tuesday 29th May 2012 the Cornish Seal Sanctuary´s Animal Care Team decided to do a seal pup release as the weather in Cornwall was good and the high tides were on their side.

Members of the Animal Care Team drove to Gunwalloe which is a short distance from the seal sanctuary and managed to release nine pups Tony Hawk, Carwardine, Shawn Ellis, Mary King, Van Persie, Tiny Tim, Sam Cornelius, Steve Irwin and Bronte back to 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
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