Soyuz was rescued on 16th November 2013
The 4 weeks old female pup, weighing 14kgs, was rescued by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BMDLR) team from the beach at Sennen Cove and transported to Gweek.

Upon arrival at the seal hospital, arrangements were made for this pup to be taken to the vets by members of the Animal Care Team to have her broken jaw re-aligned and fixed, which will take 4-6 weeks to heal.
She also had some teeth removed.
Soyuz
Soyuz Update - 22nd November 2013 : Soyuz is doing really well considering! She is very small for her age but feisty and lively (which is a good sign)! She is currently in the hospital´s isolation pen number 1.

Update - 2nd December 2013 : This photo (left) of Soyuz was taken on 30th November 2013 in the hospital´s isolation pen number 1. She currently weighs 14kgs.

Click here to see a selection of photos.
Update - 8th December 2013 : Soyuz has been moved down to the outside nursery pool number 1 which she is sharing with another rescued seal pup Leo. Soyuz and Leo´s jaws are healing well, and both will be going to the vets together soon to have wires removed. Soyuz is eating very well in the nursery pool and is enjoying being outside.
Update - 29th December 2013 : Soyuz is currently in the nursery pool 4 with another rescued seal pup Halley.

Soyuz´s flipper tag number is 190 (orange).

Click here to see a larger photo of Soyuz taken on 28th December 2013.

Update - 20th January 2014 : After a brief stint back in the hospital for an eye infection, Soyuz is now in the convalescent pool.
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Soyuz Update - 25th February 2014 : Soyuz is now back out in the outside nursery pool.

Click here to see a larger photo of Soyuz taken on 22nd February 2014.
Update - 24th May 2014 : Click here to see a larger version of this photo of Soyuz taken in May 2014.

Soyuz has completed her rehabilitation and is now ready to be returned to the wild.
Soyuz
Seal Release - 28th May 2014 Update - 29th May 2014 : Soyuz along with Aries, Astrid, G-Force and Aquarius were released back into the wild on 28th May 2014 at Gwithian.   Poor Soyuz was rolled out by the other seals whilst leaving the trailer.

Click here to see a selection of photos taken of the seal release.

Click here to watch a short video of the release.
Update - 1st October 2016 : Soyuz was spotted at a local haul-out along the coast of Cornwall by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust on 20th November 2014, 25th August 2016 and 5th & 8th September 2016.

Members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast.

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