Moon was rescued on 8th October 2013
Gender : Female

Location of Rescue : Perranporth beach

Age at Rescue : 2 days old

Weight at Rescue : 15kgs

Reason for rescue : Moon was found with the umbilicus still attached and no sign of her mum.
Moon was transported from Perranporth beach 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 Moon was prescribed antibiotics as a precaution to fight any infections she may be harbouring.

Moon is currently being fed multi-milk which is a milk substitute to replace mums milk. This pup needs care 24 hours around the clock with night feeds every 4 hours whilst she is in the hospital!

Update - 26th October 2013 : Moon is now starting to moult and is on a mixture of fish soup and fish. She isn´t eating for herself quite yet. She is such a pretty, well behaved seal pup!

Update - 16th November 2013 : Moon was introduced to fish in the hospital and had reached 16.5kg. It was time to grow up and she was moved down to the outside nursery pools! She now weighs 17.5kg. Supposed to be learning to feed herself by watching the others, still a bit defiant though!

Moon Update - 22nd November 2013 : Moon is now in the convalescent pool with the resident seals and rescued pups (Aurora, Eclipse, Mars, Orion, Nasa, Galaxy and Milkyway).

Update - 2nd December 2013 : This photo (left) of Moon was taken on 1st December 2013 in the convalescent pool.

Click here to see a selection of photos of Moon.
Update - 29th December 2013 : Moon is currently in the convalescent pool. Her flipper tag number is 151 (orange).

Click here to see a larger photo of Moon taken on 28th December 2013.

Update - 20th February 2014 : Moon along with Miranda, Mars, 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.
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.