Olive was rescued on 23rd October 2014
Olive, five week old female grey seal pup, was rescued from Towan Beach in Newquay on the 23rd October 2014. The pup had a few puncture wounds to rear flippers and was quite obviously malnourished.

Upon arrival at the Sanctuary, the pup was put into one of isolation pens of the hospital and a full clinical assessment was carried out by members of the animal care team and her wounds were cleaned. She weighed 15kgs. The vet prescribed the pup with antibiotics as a precaution to fight any infections she may be harbouring.
Update - 12th November 2014 : Olive has responded well to the treatment and is now in the outside nursery pool learning how to compete for fish with other seal pups.
Olive - Photo taken on 28th December 2014 Update - 28th November 2014 : Olive is in the outside nursery pool for her next stage of rehabiliation. She is eating very well. Her flipper tag number is 041.

Update - 1st January 2015 : Olive is in the convalescent pool and learning how to compete for fish with the other rescued seal pups and the resident seals.

Photo left of Olive was taken on 28th December 2014. Click here to see a larger version of this.
Update - 28th January 2015 : Olive was released back into the wild along with Betty Boop, Moomin, Wolverine and Magneto on 26th January 2015 at Gwithian.

Click here to see a selection of amazing photos taken by Photographer Simon Bone of the seal release.
Seal Release - 26th January 2015

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.