Miranda was rescued on 19th October 2013
Gender : Female

Location of Rescue : Portherras, Pendeen

Age at Rescue : 2 weeks old (whitecoat)

Weight at Rescue : 23kgs

Reason for rescue : No sign of Mum. Severe swollen rear flipper.
Miranda was transported from the beach at St Just to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and was put into one of the isolation pens in the hospital. A clinical assessment was carried out by members of the animal care team and the pup was prescribed antibiotics as a precaution to fight any infections she may be harbouring.

Update - 26th October 2013 : Miranda is doing well, her flipper is being cleaned daily and hopefully will heal quickly. It´s quite swollen! This pup is another fairly feisty female! Miranda is currently in hospital pen number 4.

Update - 16th November 2013 : Miranda is on an extended course of antibiotics for a swollen rear flipper. Wounds on the flippers are healing well and she has learnt to feed herself in the water. She was moved down to the outside nursery pools on the 7th November 2013 to continue her rehabilitation. Currently weighs 21kgs.
Miranda Update - 22nd November 2013 : Miranda´s flipper has healed and is now off treatment, still a bit slow but is eating for herself. She is currently in nursery pool number 4.

Update - 2nd December 2013 : This photo (left) of Miranda was taken on 1st December 2013 in the convalescent pool. Her flipper tag number is 165 (orange).

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Update - 29th December 2013 : Miranda is currently in the convalescent pool.

Click here to see a further photo of Miranda taken on 28th December 2013.

Update - 20th February 2014 : Miranda along with Mars, Moon, Orion, Indus and Crater were returned to the wild on 17th February 2014 at Carbis Bay. Click here to watch a short video of the release.

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