Mr Darcy was rescued on 17th November 2019
Mr Darcy, 6-8 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued on 17th November 2019 from Duckpool (Bude).

This pup was found malnourished and underweight for his age. Also had superficial wounds. Weighed 14kgs.

Photo right was taken on 22nd November 2019, click on the photo to see a larger version of this image along with a further one.

Click here to watch a short video of this pup in the hospital.
Mr Darcy
Mr Darcy Update - 31st December 2019 : Mr Darcy is currently in the rehabilitation pool and putting on lots of weight, he weighs 27kgs.

Flipper ID tag number is SL122 (yellow).

Click here to see a larger version of this photo taken on 28th December 2019.
Update - 23rd January 2020 : Mr Darcy along with Mrs Tiggy Winkle, Joker, Wally, Aslan, Cruella de Vil and Mr Bump were released back into the wild at Dollar Cove on 20th January 2020. Seal Release
Mr Darcy - 31st May 2021 Update - 21st March 2022 : Mr Darcy has been spotted at seal colonies along the coasts of Cornwall on 31st May 2021, 1st & 8th November 2021 and 21st March 2022 by members* of Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT).

© Photo credit: Sue Sayer of the CSGRT on 31st May 2021
*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.