Curry was rescued on 10th September 2022

Curry, a 4 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued on 10th September 2022 from St Ives Bay by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) marine mammal medics and was taken to the Sanctuary´s hospital for care and treatment.

The pup was very skinny and weak with some infected bite wounds to his flippers and body. He was prescribed a course of antibiotics and anti-inflammatories.

© Photo Credit - Dan Jarvis - BDMLR
It´s understood that someone drew this heart around the pup before BDLMR attended, which is why the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and the BDLMR are reminding people to steer clear of pups as this behaviour can cause serious problems. Click here to see a larger version of the above photo taken by Dan Jarvis - BDMLR.

Update - 24th September 2022 : Curry is slowly having his food increased to help to gain weight and energy. He is now feeling much better, and his wounds are healing. Curry is still on medication and learning to feed for himself.   He is still a little bit of a messy eater and loves plastering the walls with fish flakes but Curry is getting better every day.   When Curry has put on a little more weight, he will be moved down to the outside nursery pool for his next stage of rehabilitation. He currently weighs 18kg.

These photos below were taken on the 23rd of September 2022 in the hospital.
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Update - 24th October 2022 : Curry has now recovered from his rehabilitation at the Seal Sanctuary and is at the perfect weight of 31kg to be ready to thrive in the wild! He will be released in the next few weeks. These photos below were taken on the 23rd of October 2022 in nursery pool number 4.

His flipper tag ID number is SL147 (white).
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Update - 28th October 2022 : Curry has completed his rehabilitation and it is time for him to go back home. He was released back into the wild on 28th October 2022 at Porthtowan. Click here to read Curry´s Press Release.   Click here to watch a short video of the release.
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