Van Persie was rescued on 16th December 2011
Van Persie, a 5 weeks old male pup, was found on the rocks at the end of Marazion beach in very rough weather, by Claire and Amy (two of our Animal Care Team) on 16th December 2011, he was malnourished and weak with a swollen muzzle and puncture wounds all around his mouth.

Upon arrival at the hospital and after a clinical assessment, Van Persie was given fluids before being moved onto fish along with antibiotics, anti-flammatories, multivitamins and iron tablets.
Van Persie
Van PersieUpdate: 1st January 2012 - Click here to see photos of Van Persie in hospital pen number 1, he weighed 15kg on 28th December 2011.

His flipper tag number is 27 (green).

Van Persie was moved to the outside nursery pool number 4 on 29th December 2011 for his next stage of rehabilitation which will include introducing him to other seals and teaching Van Persie how to feed and fend for himself.

Update: 28th January 2012 - Van Persie is currently in the convalescent pool.
Update: 6th April 2012 - Photo right of Van Persie was taken on 4th April 2012.    Click here to see another photo.

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

Help Us to Help Them.....Each pup can cost up to £1,000 to rehabilitate, if you would like to adopt a pup
or make a donation towards a pup´s rehabilitation, please click here