Ellie, David and Paul arrived on 21st January 2009

On 21st January 2009 three rescued seal pups (Ellie, David and Paul) arrived here at the National Seal Sanctuary from the RSPCA´s West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Devon for their final stage of rehabilitation and to learn to compete for fish with other seals and then release back into the wild.

All three pups are settling in well but Paul is a little smaller then the other two, and is still ripping up his fish.
Seal Pups in the convalescent pool with Ray supervising them
Ellie (orange flipper tag number 62019), a little girl rescued from Portland in Dorset on the 12th November 2008, She was 11.6 kilos in weight very malnourished with grazes to her eye and mouth.

Update: March 2009 - Ellie was released back into the wild early on 16th March 2009 along with Sandy, Ken, David and Milo at Gwithian beach.
David (orange flipper tag number 62025), a little boy, rescued from Puttsborough in Devon on the 19th November 2008 weighing 16.5 kilos and had puncture wounds to body and both rear flippers, and had a cold.

Update: March 2009 - David was released back into the wild early on 16th March 2009 along with Sandy, Ken, Ellie and Milo at Gwithian beach.

Update: 31st May 2009 - David was spotted the amongst adult seals at a local haul-out along the north coast of Cornwall on 19th & 24th May 2009
by members of the Cornwall Seal Group who monitors and identifies seals in the wild.
Paul (orange flipper tag number 62022), another little boy, this time rescued from Crantock in Newquay, weight 14 kilos with wounds to flippers and also had a cold.

Update: April 2009 - Paul along with Riley and Rosie were released back into the wild on 2nd April 2009.