Stephen Fry was rescued on 23rd February 2012
On the 23rd February 2012 we had a call from Dave, a member of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team, about a pup on the beach at Perranporth in a bad way. The pup was picked up and brought back to the Sanctuary.

Upon arrival the pup was put into hospital pen number 3 and a clincial assessment was carried by members of the Animal Care Team. The pup weighed 27 kilos, it was underweight and estimated to be around 4 months old, with swollen rear flippers and swollen front flippers, nail beds infected, graze to nose bleeding from mouth, and broken and lose teeth. The pup has been given a course of antibiotics, anti-inflammation and pain relief. The pup is a little boy and has been named Stephen Fry.
Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry Update: 16th March 2012 - Stephen Fry is now in the outside nursery pool 4. His flipper tag number is 44 (green).

Update: 6th April 2012 - Photo left of Stephen Fry was taken on 4th April 2012.   Click here to see a larger version of this photo.

Update: 24th April 2012 - Stephen Fry 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 - Stephen Fry is currently in the nursery pool.

Update: 16th July 2012 - Stephen Fry was released back into the wild on 2nd July 2012 along with Dynamite and Zirion. Click on this link to go to the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust´s website to see photos and write up of the pups being released.
Update: 1st October 2016 - Stephen Fry has been spotted at local haul-outs along the north coast of Cornwall on 27th September 2012, 18th & 19th October 2012, 5th & 21st November 2012, 20th & 23rd May 2013, 1st August 2013, 3rd & 24th August 2013, 19th September 2013, 20th September 2013, 19th, 28th & 30th October 2013, 7th & 25th November 2013, 13th December 2013, 3rd & 23rd April 2014, 8th, 25th & 29th September 2014, 10th, 13th & 26th October 2014, 30th July 2015 and 5th September 2016 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust who identifies and monitors seals in the wild.

Photo right was taken by Simon Bone on 2nd August 2013.
Stephen Fry