Sam Cornelius was rescued on 11th January 2012
On the 11th January 2012 we received a call about a seal at Kynance Cove
near the Lizard.

When the pup was checked at the Sanctuary it was found to be malnourished weighing 16 kilos and 10 weeks old, it was also dehydrated with minor injuries.
The pup is a little boy and has been named Sam Cornelius.

Update: 28th January 2012 - Sam Cornelius is currently in the nursery pool 4.
Sam Cornelius
Sam Cornelius Update: 20th March 2012 - Sam Cornelius´s flipper tag number is 39 (green).

Update: 4th April 2012 - Photo left of Sam Cornelius was taken on 4th April 2012.     Click here to see a larger photo.

Update: 24th April 2012 - Sam Cornelius is in the convalescent pool, doing really well and putting on weight. The rescued pups are enjoying the piggy back rides around the pool with the resident seals, but it is going to be a few more weeks before any pups are ready for release back to the wild.
Update: 30th May 2012 - On Tuesday 29th May 2012 the Cornish Seal Sanctuary´s Animal Care Team decided to do a seal pup release as the weather in Cornwall was good and the high tides were on their side.

Members of the Animal Care Team drove to Gunwalloe which is a short distance from the seal sanctuary and managed to release nine pups Sam Cornelius, Van Persie, Mary King, Tony Hawk, Carwardine, Shawn Ellis, Tiny Tim, Steve Irwin and Bronte back to the wild.
Seal Release 29th May 2012
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