Jurgen was rescued on 21st May 2021
Jurgen Jurgen was rescued from Abereiddy, Dyfed in Pembrokeshire on the 21st of May 2021 after being found separated from his mum due to a period of rough seas. Grey seal pups are usually born between September and January so he was born at a very unusual time for his species.

Jurgen was malnourished and exhausted, he was very luckily found and rescued by the RSPCA and then transported to the Seal Sanctuary in Cornwall for his rehabilitation.
It has been another busy seal pup season at the Sanctuary, with 57 pups going through the Sanctuary´s specialist rehabilitation programme.

June is normally when the Sanctuary start to come to the end of releasing seal pups that have recovered, so the team were very surprised to have a pup as young as Jurgen in their care.
Jurgen He had not even shed his white fluffy coat, being rescued at just a week old by the RSPCA. Thankfully, he is doing well in the Sanctuary hospital, he had a small ulcer on his eye but other than that he is on the road to recovery, learning to feed himself and double his body weight before he moves onto the next stage of rehabilitation.

During a visit of Patrons of the SEA LIFE Trust charity, John and Melanie Bishop, they fell in love with this pup and chose the name "Jurgen".
Update - 19th June 2021 : Jurgen is still in the hospital pen number 3, he will be moved down to the outside nursery pools shortly. He currently weighs 15kgs.

Click here to see a larger version of this and further photos which were taken on 17th June 2021.
Jurgen Update - 1st August 2021 : Jurgen is now in the outside nursery pool 3 with another rescued seal pup named Taco to learn how to socialise and compete for his food, after which he can be moved to the larger rehabilitation pool.

Click here to see a larger version of this and further photos which were taken on 31st July 2021. Jurgen currently weighs only 17.5kgs.

Flipper tag ID number is SL154 (green).
Update : 20th September 2021 - Jurgen along with Fajita, Merry and Taco have completed their rehabilitation and were released back into the wild on 15th September 2021 at Dollar Cove.

Click here to watch a short video of the seal release.
Seal Release - 15th 

September 2021