Phoenix was rescued on 11th November 2014
Phoenix, 2 week old female seal pup (whitecoat), was found on the slipway at Boscastle on 11th November 2014 by Michelle Robinson of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team.

The pup was separated from her mum, it seemed to be in a pretty steady in size, but quite poorly, respiratory infection confirmed, eyes scratched, pretty weak, and few superficial injuries to body and face.
Phoenix - photo by Michelle Robinson
Rescue Team - photo by Michelle RobinsonGraham King from the Witchcraft Museum at Boscastle and Malcolm Baker who runs the Blowhole Gazette in Boscastle assisted Michelle with this rescue.

Upon arrival at the Seal Sanctuary, the pup was put into one of isolation pens of the hospital. She was given a mixture of fluids and liquidised fish (like a milk-shake). The Sanctuary´s local vet prescribed the pup with antibiotics as a precaution to fight any infections she may be harbouring.

Photos left and above courtesy of Michelle Robinson
Update - 17th November 2014 : Phoenix is currently in the hospital and being weaned onto fish.

Update - 1st January 2015 : Phoenix is currently in the nursery pool for her next stage of rehabilitation.

Photo right of Phoenix was taken on 28th December 2014. Click here to see a larger version of this.

Her flipper tag number is 047 (yellow).
Phoenix - Photo taken on 28th December 2014
Seal Release - 12th February 2015 Update - 14th February 2015 : Phoenix was released back into the wild along with Jubilee, Gamora, Groot, Daffy and St Eia on 12th February 2015 at Gwithian.

Click here to watch a video of the seal release by Kelly Louisa Astley a member of the Animal Care Team.

Click here to see a selection of photos taken by Kate Owen.

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,
please click here for more details.


The staff at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary do a brilliant job and without your help, they couldn´t continue.

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