Rover was rescued on 3rd February 2014
Gender : Male

Location of Rescue : Seal pup was swept into a garden in Porthreath, north coast of Cornwall.

Age at time of Rescue : 8 weeks old

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Rover - photo taken on 22nd February 2014 in nursery pool 4
This famous pup, now named Rover by the seal sanctuary, who´s photo appeared in the National Newspapers the next day (4th February 2014) and local news was rescued by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team during the recent bad storms, he had been thrown up the cliff by waves and was found in someone´s garden. The pup was transported to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary where she was put into one of the isolation pens in the hospital.
Rover - photo taken on 22nd Febraury 2014 in nursery pool 4 Update - 24th February 2014 : Rover is currently in nursery pool number 4. Due to the influx of seal pups rescued this season, the sanctuary has run out of the flipper tags at the moment.

Photos above and left of Rover were taken on 22nd February 2014.

Click here to see a larger photo of Rover in the nursery pool.
Update - 14th April 2014 : Click here to see a larger version of this photo of Rover taken on 12th April 2014 in the convalescent pool.

Rover´s flipper tag number is 50 (orange).
Rover - 28th May 2014 Update - 29th May 2014 : Rover has been completed his final stage of rehabilitation in the convalescent pool and is now a hefty 30 kilos and healthy enough to return to the wild.

Rover will be released back into the wild during the week commencing 2nd June 2014.  Click here to read Rover´s press release dated 28th May 2014.

Click here to see a larger version of this photo of Rover taken on 28th May 2014 in the nursery pool.
Update - 3rd June 2014 : Rover was released with two of his pool mates Jupiter and Ayla back to the wild on 2nd June 2014 at Gwithian.

He was the first one out of the release trailer and headed into the surf without a backward glance, he was quickly followed by Ayla, however, Jupiter took a while longer to venture into the waves where he was met by Ayla who was swimming just off shore.

Click here to see a selection of amazing photos taken by Photographer Simon Bone of the seal release.
Seal Release - 2nd June 2014
This seal release was shown on BBC1 The One Show on 3rd June 2014. Click here to watch the 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.