Shawn Ellis was rescued on 29th December 2011
Shawn Ellis, a 12 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued from Porthcurno by Dave and Lesley Jarvis, members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team, on Thursday 29th December 2011, the pup was found to be
malnourished and weak.

Update: 1st January 2012 - Photo right of Shawn Ellis was taken in his isolation pen on 30th December 2011.      Click here to see further photos.    Shawn Ellis was moved to pen number 4 in the main hospital on 31st December 2011.

Shawn Ellis´s flipper tag number is 32 (green).
Shawn Ellis
Shawn Ellis Update: 26th January 2012 - Shawn Ellis is currently in the outside nursery pool number 2 with Irwin and Russell for his next stage of rehabilitation.

Update: 6th April 2012 - Photo left of Shawn Ellis was taken on 4th April 2012.     Click here to see a collage of photos.

Update: 24th April 2012 - Shawn Ellis 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 Shawn Ellis, Carwardine, Tony Hawk, Mary King, Van Persie, Tiny Tim, Sam Cornelius, Steve Irwin and Bronte back to the wild.
Seal Release 29th May 2012
Update: 14th October 2012 - Shawn has been spotted in the wild at a local haul-out along the north coast of Cornwall on 30th August 2012 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group who identifies, monitors and watches over the seals around the Cornish coast.

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