Aurora was rescued on 22nd September 2013
Gender : Female

Location of Rescue : Port Quinn near Port Isaac

Age at Rescue : 2 days old

Reason for Rescue : No sign of Mum. Pup had fresh umbilicus and was found to be malnourished.

Click here to see a larger version of
the photo on the right taken by Faye Archell.
Photo of Aurora Unfortunately the pup was starting to be disturbed by dog walkers and kayakers. The pup was rescued by members of the British Divers Marine Life (BDMLR) rescue team and then transported by road to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

Upon arrival at the Seal Sanctuary´s hospital, a clinical assessment was carried out on the pup by members of the animal care team.
Update - 30th September 2013 : The pup has been named Aurora.

Click here to see a selection of photos of Aurora taken on 28th September 2013 in the hospital´s isolation pen number 2. At the time of this photo being taken, Aurora weighed 17.5kgs.
Photo of Aurora
Update - 12th October 2013 : Aurora along with another pup called Eclipse have been moved to the outside nursery pools for their next stage of rehabiliation. The other day Aurora picked up a fish for the first time since being in the nursery pool.

Update - 26th October 2013 : Aurora is doing really well and has fully moulted. She is currently in the outside nursery pool 2 with Eclipse and Mars. She´s eating fish whole and will be moved into the convalescence soon. Aurora and Eclipse have buddied up!   She currently weighs 20kgs.
Aurora´s flipper tag number is 140.
Aurora Update - 16th November 2013 : Aurora weighs 17.5kgs but she is doing really well in the convalescent pool. She is best of friends with Eclipse, another rescued pup.

Update - 2nd December 2013 : This photo (left) of Aurora was taken on 1st December 2013 in the convalescent pool. Click here to see a selection of photos of Aurora.
Update - 8th December 2013 : Aurora has nearly reached her release weight. She is such a cutie, it will be sad to see her returned to the wild.

Update - 29th December 2013 : Aurora is currently in the convalescent pool.   Click here to see a selection of photos of Aurora taken on 28th December 2013.
Seal Release - 9th January 2013 Update - 11th January 2014 : Aurora along with Shuttle, Leo, Nasa, Eclipse, Persier and Persius E were released back into the wild on 9th January 2013 at Carbis Bay.

Click here to see a selection of photos taken by Dan Murphy of the release.

Photo left by Dan Murphy

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