Quasar was rescued on 17th February 2014
Ten weeks old male seal pup was rescued in the evening of 17th February 2014 by Dave, Lesley and Dan Jarvis, members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team and transported to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

The pup was found in the car park at Porthgwidden in St Ives, lying in parking space No. 32, suffering from malnourished with abrasions to his flippers.

Photo above was taken by Tim Bain, a member of the BDMLR and the Cornwall Seal Group.
Quasar - photo by Tim Bain
Quasar Upon arrival at the Seal Sanctuary´s hospital, he was put into isolation pen where a full clinical assessment was carried out by members of the Animal Care Team.

The pup was prescribed antibiotics as a precaution to fight any infections he may be harbouring, his wounds were cleaned. The pup was named Quasar.
Update - 24th February 2014 : Photos above and left of Quasar were taken on 22nd February 2014 in the hospital´s isloation pen No. 1. He currently weighs 18.5kgs.

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Update - 1st May 2014 : Quasar is doing really well in his final stages of rehabilitation in the outside convalescent pool and putting on lots of weight.

His flipper tag number is 54 (orange).
Seal Release on 22nd May 2014 Update - 24th May 2014 : Quasar along with Taurus, IO, Europa and Gemini were released back into the wild on 22nd May 2014 at Gwithian.

Click here to see a selection of amazing photos taken by Photographer Simon Bone of the seal release.

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.