Olive was rescued on 28th January 2009

The Sanctuary received a call on Wednesday 28th January 2009 about a pup down at the old Lizard Lifeboat station. Dan and Amy headed down to the beach and found a seal malnourished and with a few patches of oil on it. We decided to bring the pup back to the Sanctuary and put it in the main hospital pen 2.

The seal was weighed and found to be 18 kilos and about 12 weeks old, so this pup was very underweight for its age.
The pup was cleaned with washing up liquid to remove the oil, and the wounds that she had were cleaned and treated and given fluids to help hydrated her. She will be on fluids for 24 hours before moving on to fish.
This pup is a little girl and has been named Olive.
Update: 23rd February 2009 - Olive is also still in the hospital and has had to have a change of antibiotics for an infection, once she is over this we can move her down to the nursery pools. Her flipper tag number is 018 (red).

Update: 27th February 2009 - Olive is also still in the hospital, but with her change of treatment she should be ready to move outside very soon.
Olive Update: 6th March 2009 - Olive has now finally moved out of the hospital and into the nursery pool.

Update: 10th May 2009 - These photos of Olive were taken on 8th May 2008 in the convalescent pool.
Update: 15th May 2009 - Olive along with Thursday, Michelle and Kathy were released back into the wild on 13th May 2009.
Update - 1st May 2015 : Olive was spotted at a local haul-out along the north coast of Cornwall by a member of the Cornwall Seal Group on 13th April 2015.

Members of the Cornwall Seal Group volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast.