Paprika was rescued on 6th December 2022

Paprika, female grey seal pup, was rescued on 6th December 2022 from Godrevy by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) marine mammal medics.  

The pup was taken to the BDMLR´s seal hospital for initial treatment and care until a pen was made available for her at the Sanctuary´s hospital at Gweek on 16th December 2022.

Paprika was malnourished with some nasty wounds on her back. She was prescribed with a course of antibiotics and received daily wound cleaning.
Update - 1st January 2023 : Paprika has been moved to the outside nursery pool for her next stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to swim and to compete for fish during feeding time.   These photos below of Paprika which were taken on 29th December 2022.

Her flipper tag number is SL165 (white).
Update - 1st January 2023 : Paprika was released back into the wild on 20th January 2023 at Church Cove.

Update - 27th November 2023 : Paprika was seen at a haul-out along the coast of Cornwall on 20th November 2023 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT) volunteers who spend hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify 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.