Steve Irwin was rescued on 31st December 2011
On New Year´s Eve we received a call about a pup at Fowey, which was underweight and with a cut to its face. The Area Coordinator for the British Divers Marine Life Rescue team (BDMLR) was called and volunteers were asked to go and check on the pup. It was decided that the pup should be brought back to the Sanctuary and a full clinical assessment was carried out.

The pup was estimated to be around 12 weeks old and male. The pup was malnourished with a large cut to the left of its mouth and swelling under the chin. As with all pups blood samples were taken and a course of treatment was started.
This pup has been named Steve Irwin.
Steve Irwin
Steve Irwin Update: 28th January 2012 - Steve Irwin´s flipper tag number is 34 (green). He is in the convalescent pool and doing really well.

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

Update: 24th April 2012 - Steve Irwin is 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 Steve Irwin, Sam Cornelius, Van Persie, Mary King, Tony Hawk, Carwardine, Shawn Ellis, Tiny Tim and Bronte back to the wild.
Seal Release 29th May 2012

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