Sting was rescued on 13th December 2012
Gender : Male

Location of Rescue : Porthgwarra

Age at Rescue : 8 weeks old

Weight at Rescue : 20 kgs

Reason for Rescue : This pup was found to have an injured eye and a claw was ripped out of his flipper.
Sting Update - 31st December 2012 : Sting is currently in the main hospital pen number 4.

This pup´s flipper tag number is 120 (red).

Click here to see a selection of photos taken on 27th December 2012.
Update - 10th February 2013 : Sting has been moved to the outside convalescent pool for his next stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish with the other seals.

Update - 12th March 2013 : Sting along with Dolly and Bruno were released back into the wild earlier today at Gunwalloe beach.

This collage of photos (right) of the seals were taken by Jessica Hirons.
Seal Release on 12th March 2013
Photo of Sting was taken Anna Cawthray on 22nd July 2013 Update - 1st August 2013 : Anna Cawthray, member of the public, had left a message on the Cornwall Seal Group´s facebook page saying that she had come across a seal (photo right) with had a red flipper tag which was either 120 or 720 whilst suba diving off Menwethan, Isles of Scilly, on 22nd July 2013.

Click here to see a larger photo of this.
Simon Bone, a member of the Cornwall Seal Group, said that flipper tag number 120 belonged to Sting, at the same time, another member of the CSG, Sue Sayer, a seal identification expert, checked the Anna´s photo and compared the seal´s coat patterns with the photos taken at the seal sanctuary, Sue was pleased to announce that indeed this was Sting.

Click here to see a larger one of this and to see how Sue compared the photos.
Photo of Sting in the hospital in December 2012

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