Cruella de Vil was rescued on 11th December 2019
Cruella de Vil, a very feisty 8 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 11th December 2019 from Little Fistral beach in Newquay by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Medics and relayed to Gweek for treatment and rehabilitation.

This pup was found full of beans to say the least(!) but she had a very high temperature. She had a few wounds but most notably a torn claw which has caused her right flipper to become very sore and swollen. Weighed 19kgs.

Photo Credit : Faye Archell - BDMLR Medic
Cruella de Vil
Cruella de Vil Update - 30th December 2019 : Cruella de Vil is currently in nursery pool 4 for her next stage of rehabilitation. She is learning how to dive and to compete for fish with other rescued seal pups during feeding time. She currently weighs 25.5kgs.

This photo was taken on 28th December 2019, click here to see a larger version.

Her flipper tag ID number is SL130 (yellow).
Update - 23rd January 2020 : Cruella de Vil along with Mrs Tiggy Winkle, Aslan, Mr Darcy, Wally, Joker and Mr Bump were released back into the wild at Dollar Cove on 20th January 2020. Seal Release
Update: 14th March 2022 - Cruella de Vil was spotted at haul-outs along the coast of Cornwall on 13th & 26th March 2020, 5th & 22nd February 2021, 15th March 2021, 10th, 13th & 17th January 2022 and 14th March 2022 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT).

Members of the CSGRT volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify, carry out surveys, monitor and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast.

Each seal´s fur pattern is unique and enables the CSGRT volunteers 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.