Shirley Bassey was rescued on 28th January 2013
Gender : Female

Location of pup´s Rescue : Porthmeor Beach - St Ives

Age at Rescue : 12 weeks

Reason for Rescue : malnourished and wounds.
Shirley Bassey
Seal Release Update - 1st May 2013 : Photo above of Shirley was taken on 27th April 2013 in the convalescence pool.     Click here to see further photos.

Her flipper tag number is 133 (red).

Update - 18th May 2013 : Shirley was released back into the wild on 16th May 2013 along with Slash, Tina, Biffy, Queen and Bob Marley.
Update - 9th June 2013 : It has only been 2½ weeks since Shirley was released back into the wild but she was spotted by Sarah Beadle at a local haul-out along the north coast of Cornwall on 31st May 2013.

Sarah was doing a seal survey on behalf of the Cornwall Seal Group and noticed that this juvenile seal (right) had scarring and a red rear flipper tag. Sarah sent a photo of the seal when she got home to Sue Sayer of the CSG, who recognised the markings as Shirley, a pup released just a few weeks ago. Click here to read Sarah´s story about her recent involvement with seals.
Photo taken of Shirley Bassey by Sarah Beadle on 31st May 2013

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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