Pearl was rescued on 16th September 2010
On Wednesday 15th September 2010 we received a call about another pup also only a few days old and still with it's white fluffy coat near Godrevy. Unfortunately due to the location of the seal it would need an abseil team to rescue the pup. With too many seals on the beach, the rescue had to be put on hold until rescuers could safely get on the beach without disturbing the whole colony.

The next morning very early at around 5.30am volunteers from both the BDMLR and the Cornwall Seal Group, who had been monitoring the pup over the last few days, managed to get a team down the cliff and uplift the seal where it was then transported to the Sanctuary.
Photo taken by Sue Sayer of the Cornwall Seal Group
Pearl in the seal hospital At the Sanctuary the expert Animal Care Team could start a full clinical assessment of the abandoned pup. This little girl has been named Pearl. At only 3 days old she is underweight at 12 kilos, she also had a few grazes on her chin and cheek plus a puncture wound to her body and right & left front flippers.

Pearl is doing well in the hospital, we would like to thank the parties involved in her rescue, the Sanctuary staff now have the hard task of doing midnight feeds for this pup and the long journey of rehabilitation over the next few months.
Update: 4th October 2010 - Pearl is doing well in the hospital and still receiving milk but is now starting to moult her white fluffy coat, in the next week this pup should be ready to move onto fish soup. Pearl starting to moult
Pearl Update: 22nd October 2010 - This photo of Pearl was taken on 20th October 2010 in the hospital.    Click here to see further photos.

Update: 4th November 2010 - Pearl is in nursery pool No. 2 with Boo & Roz and they are all feeding well. Pearl and Boo have become great friends and spend their days playing chase around the pool.    Pearl's flipper tag number is 002 (white).
Update: 28th November 2010 - Pearl is now in the convalescent pool with Boo, Mike, Sculley, Roz and Rex.

Update: 1st January 2011 - Photo right of Pearl was taken in the convalescent pool on 29th December 2010.    Click here to see further photos.

Update: 8th February 2011 - Pearl currently weighs 34 kilos.
Pearl
Seal Release Update: 6th March 2011 - Pearl along with Sulley, Mike, Rex, Buzz and Robert were released back into the wild on 28th February 2011.     Photo left of Sulley and Mike.
Update: 13th September 2011 - Pearl was spotted at a local haul-out along the north coast of Cornwall on 27th February 2011 and 19th March 2011 by Sue Sayer and on 22nd March 2011 by Simon Bone members of the Cornwall Seal Group.Pearl
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