Ana De Armas was rescued on 28th October 2023

Ana De Armas, a 6 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on the 28th of October 2023 from Towan beach in Newquay by volunteer marine mammals medics from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).

The pup was found malnourished, underweight, a few mouth ulcers and very smelly breathe. She was captured by a member of the public (although we do not encourage this) and covered with a coat to protect the seal from dogs on a busy beach.

A decision was made to rescue the pup and take her to the BDMLR´s seal hospital in Cornwall for initial treatment and care until a pen was available for her at the Sanctuary´s hospital at Gweek on the 15th of November 2023.
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Update - 29th November 2023 : Ana spent for a few days in the Sanctuary´s hospital before being moved down to the outside nursery pools for her next stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish during feeding time.

Her flipper tag ID number is SL264 (yellow).
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Update - 29th January 2024 : Ana has now fully recovered and is at the perfect weight of 30+kg, ready to thrive back in the wild! She will be released in the next week or so.

These photos of Ana were taken on the 27th of January 2024 in the rehabilitation pool.
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Update - 6th February 2024 : Ana De Armas along with Meryl Streep and André Braugher were released back into the wild on the 1st of February 2024 at Kennack Sands.