Paloma was rescued on 28th September 2012
Hello, my name is Paloma, I am a female grey Seal Pup. I arrived at the Seal Sanctuary on the 28th September 2012 after being found abandoned on the beach at Lushington, near Porthtowan.

Clare who works at the Sanctuary rescued me from the beach with the help of Dave (BDMLR) who brought me to the Seal Hospital.

Photo right was taken by Simon Bone (
Photo by Simon Bone -
I am only 2 days old and weigh just 12 kilos. I have been given some antibiotics and when I am not sleeping I am very noisy! I am in isolation at the moment as I am so young, so unfortunately you won´t be able to see me just yet if you visit the Seal Sanctuary, hopefully I can move into the main hospital very soon.

Click here to see further photos taken by Simon Bone during Paloma´s rescue.

Update - 12th October 2012 : I am currently in the main hospital pen number 4 and being well looked after by the lovely Animal Care Team.

Nearly forgot to share this with you, the lovely Clare and I were featured in the local Falmouth Packet newspaper, click here to read the article.
Photo of Paloma Update: 25th November 2012 - This photo (left) was taken of me on 23rd November 2012,
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I´m currently in the convalescence pool and putting on lots of weight.

My flipper tag number is 101 (red).
Update: 12th December 2012 - I was released back into the wild on 11th December 2012 with Pink, Lulu, Pavarotti and Cher at Gwithian. Click here to see a larger photo of me.

Click here to see a selection of photos of us being released.

This photo of me was taken by Simon Bone (
Photo of Paloma
Twitter message Update: 2nd May 2016 - A member of the Animal Care Team decided to let Paloma Faith know via Twitter that the Cornish Seal Sanctuary had named a pup after her a couple of years ago and that Paloma the grey seal pup is now back in the sea! And she responded!