Croissant was rescued on 12th March 2021
Croissant, 2-3 months old male grey seal pup, was rescued from Porthgwidden beach by marine mammal medics from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).

This pup was rescued due to disturbance at the beach. He also had a minor wound on his chin and lungworm.

Photo Credit : Alison Davey - BDMLR
Croissant - Alison Davey - BDMLR
Croissant The pup was taken to one of the BDMLR´s holding facilities and stayed there until a pen became available on 15th March 2021 at the Sanctuary´s seal hospital.

Update - 3rd April 2021 : Croissant is recovering well in the seal hospital and is still on prescribed medication. It will not be long before he is moved down to the outside nursery pools for his next stage of rehabilitation.

His flipper tag ID number is SL144 (green).
Update - 19th April 2021 : Croissant is now in the outside nursery pool 2 learning how to compete for food during feeding time. Currently weighs 21kgs.

Click here to see a larger version of this and a further photo were taken on 17th April 2021.
Croissant Update - 16th May 2021 : Croissant is progressing really well and now in the rehabilitation pool, he just needs to put a few more kilos before he is ready to be returned to the wild soon. Currently weighs 26.5kgs.

Click here to see a larger version of this and a further photos which were taken on 15th May 2021.
Update : 31st May 2021 - Croissant along with Bratwurst, Charsiu, Dosa, Falafel, Jammie Dodgers and Yoghurt have completed their rehabilitation and the time came for them to be released back into the wild from Dollar Cove on 26th May 2021.

Click here to watch a short video of the seal release.
Seal Release - 26th May 2021
Update - 26th April 2022 : Croissant was seen at a haul out site on 25th April 2022 along the coast of Cornwall by members of the Seal Research Trust (SRT).
Members of the SRT volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify, carry out surveys, monitor and watch over the seals around the South West coasts.

Each seal´s fur pattern is unique and enables the Seal Research Trust volunteers to track them for life. Seals face many challenges, yet we all depend on them to balance our marine ecosystem, this is essential to make the oxygen we breathe. Seals are our globally rare wildlife tourist attraction, helping diversify coastal economic prosperity.