Sputnik was rescued on 10th January 2014
Gender : Male

Location of Rescue : Hayle beach

Age at Rescue : 8 weeks old

Reason for Rescue : The pup was found to be very malnourished. Minor wounds to rear flippers and was a bit snotty!
Sputnik - 22nd February 2014 Update - 20th January 2014 : Sputnik is currently in hospital pen number 1.

Update - 24th February 2014 : Sputnik is now in the outside pools learning how to compete for his fish with other seals during feeding time.

Photos above and left of Sputnik were taken on 22nd February 2014 in the convalescent pool.  Click here to see a larger version of this photo.

Sputnik´s flipper tag number is 243 (orange).
Update - 14th April 2014 : Click here to see a larger version of this photo of Sputnik taken on 12th April 2014 in the convalescent pool. Sputnik
Seal Release - 6th May 2014 Update - 10th May 2014 : Sputnik along with Ventura and Pollux were released back into the wild on 6th May 2014.

Click here to see a selection of amazing photos taken by Photographer Simon Bone of the seal 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.