Kayah was rescued on 2nd February 2013
Gender : Female

Location of Rescue : Treyarnon Bay near Padstow

Age at Rescue : 10 weeks

Weight at Rescue : 22kgs

Reason for Rescue : She was quite small and thin (for her age) but not overly skinny, a tad bit snotty, wheezy, and with a few small minor injuries. Also ulcerated eyes.
Photo by Michelle Robinson
Kayah in the hospital Photo above of Kayah on the beach was taken by Michelle Robinson, a member of the
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team.


Update - 10th February 2013 : Kayah is currently in the hospital.

Update - 23rd February 2013 : Kayah has finished her treatment and will be moved to the outdoor pools very shortly. Her flipper tag number is 135 (red).
Update - 12th March 2013 : Kayah is now in the outdoor pools for her next stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish with the other seals.

Update - 1st May 2013 : Photo right of Kayah was taken on 27th April 2013 in the convalescence pool. She currently weighs 24kgs.

Click here to see further photos.
Photo of Kayah
Photo of Kayah Update - 5th June 2013 : Kayah was moved into the nursery pools along with Axel, Schubert and Buster.

The pups were all weighed on the 3rd of June 2013, but unfortunately they still do not weigh enough to be released back into the wild and need feeding up.
Update - 29th June 2013 : The Cornish Seal Sanctuary discharged its last four patients of the winter 2012/13 pupping season on Friday 28th June 2013.

Animal Care Team leader Tamara Cooper and her colleagues had mixed emotions as they bid farewell to Kayah, Schubert, Axel Rose and Buster from the beach at Gwithian.

Click here to watch a wonderful video by Paul Pocock who filmed this seal release.
Seal release photo by Paul Pocock

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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