Meryl Streep was rescued on 14th December 2023

Meryl Streep, a 12 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued from St Ives Bay on the 14th of December 2023 by volunteer marine mammals medics of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).

She was found malnourished and underweight for her age with wounds to her body.
This pup was taken to the BDMLR´s seal hospital in Cornwall for care for the night, then the next day (15th of December 2023) Meryl was admitted to the Sanctuary´s hospital in Gweek where she continues her rehabilitation journey.

Photo Credit : Lizzi Larbalestier - BDMLR
BDMLR - Photo credit - Lizzi Larbalestier - 14th December 2023
Update - 24th December 2023 : Meryl has just finished treatment for a wound she had on her armpit, which has healed nicely, and she´s now doing really well.

At the moment, the animal care team are still assisting Meryl with her feeding, so she´ll need to learn how to eat her fish before she can move down to the outside nursey pools.
Meryl Streep
Update - 3rd January 2024 : Meryl has now been moved down to the outside pools, this means she is on the road to recovery and mixing with other seal pups, also has a deeper pool to swim in.   Pups in the nursery pools will be learning how to behave in the wild, interacting with other seals and also competing for their fish, which are all vital skills they will need when they are released back out into the wild.

Her flipper tag ID number is SL278 (yellow).

Photo credit - George Tyrone Deacon - BDMLR - 3rd January 2024
Meryl Streep - Photo credit - George Tyrone Deacon
Update - 29th January 2024 : Meryl is currently in the rehabilitation pool and has now fully recovered and is at the perfect weight 30+kg, ready to thrive back in the wild! She will be released in the next week or so.

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

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