Lyra was rescued on 26th December 2013
Gender : Female

Location of Rescue : Parsons Cove, Helford

Age at Rescue : ~4/5 weeks old

Weight at Rescue : 20kgs

Reason for Rescue : She had minor wounds, was very tired and dehydrated and an ulcer in one eye.
Lyra The pup was rescued from Parsons Cove, Helford by Jess, a member of the Animal Care Team, and one of the volunteers. Some very kind members of the public helped to carry the pup back to the Land Rover vehicle. It was quite trek!

Upon arrival at the Seal Sanctuary´s hospital, she was put into isolation pen number 1 where a full clinical assessment was carried out by members of the Animal Care Team. She has been named Lyra.

Click here to see a larger version of the above photo.
Update - 20th January 2014 : Lyra has now been moved to the outside nursery pool.

Update - 24th February 2014 : Click here to see a larger version of this photo of Lyra taken on 22nd February 2014 in the rehabilitation pool.

Lyra´s flipper tag number is 209 (orange).
Lyra Update - 14th April 2014 : Click here to see a larger version of this photo of Lyra taken on 12th April 2014 in the convalescent pool.
Update - 20th April 2014 : Lyra (photo right) and Armstrong were released back into the wild on 17th April 2014 at Gunwalloe Dollar Cove.

Armstrong went first and went off quite quickly, Lyra was a bit slow and hung around in the shallows for a while, but eventually made it out!

Click here to see two photos of their release.
Lyra and Armstrong

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