Aayla - Resident Grey Seal

Aayla, female grey seal, was rescued from Bacton in Norfolk on 23rd January 2017 and taken to the SEA LIFE Hunstanton for treatment and rehabilitation.

She was a malnourished pup with a small wound on her front right flipper. After being treated by a vet, it was discovered that the injury to her flipper was much more serious.
Aayla on 19th February 2017 in the hospital pen. She weighed 16kgs
Aayla on 11th November 2017 An infection had spread under the skin and into bones of her flipper, in order to survive, the bones had to be removed to stop the infection spreading further.
SEA LIFE Hunstanton in Norfolk was where Aayla was provided a home to recover and start rehabilitation.

The wound is healing very slowly and Vets advised that she will require further medical treatment in the future.

Not the best start to life for Aayla, who has now outgrown her rehabilitation pool and was in desperate need to find a long-term rehabilitation and care facility to call home.
Aayla on 17th June 2018 at Hunstanton SEA LIFE
Aayla arrives at her new home - Copyright Cornish Seal Sanctuary Aayla arrived at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary on 17th July 2018, what better place to go than sunny Cornwall where she will not only have the best possible care but she will have other new friends of her own age as Jinx and Willow.

Click here to read her rescue page at Hunstanton.

Click here to see more photos of Aayla from February 2017 to date via flickr.
Photo right was taken of Aayla at SEA LIFE Hunstanton in June 2018, a few weeks before she was moved to Cornwall. Aayla on 17th June 2018 at Hunstanton SEA LIFE
Aayla enjoys playing with other seals around her age such as Willow, Jinx and Banana.   They love to sneak up on and pester each other when sunbathing!   Aayla does enjoy her ice birthday cake!
Happy Birthday Aayla!
You can help support the work of The Cornish Seal Sanctuary as they care for their Residents and Rescued Seal Pups by joining the new Adoption Scheme.

Click here for more information.

Each Adoption makes a valuable contribution to the seal rescue programme, allowing the Sanctuary to provide continuing care for those seals and other marine mammals around our coasts that need our help and to look after those that are unable to be released back into the wild.
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