Peri Peri was rescued on 28th September 2022

Peri Peri, a 3 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued on the 28th of 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 found with deep wounds to his body.
Update - 24th October 2022 : Peri Peri is currently in nursery pool 3 with two other rescued seal pups for his next stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish during feeding time. He currently weighs 20.5kg.   These photos below were taken on the 23rd of October 2022.

His flipper tag ID number is SL148 (white).
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Update - 26th November 2022 : Peri Peri has now recovered from his rehabilitation at the Seal Sanctuary and is at the perfect weight of 30kg to be ready to thrive in the wild! He will be released in the next week or so.

Click here to see a selection of photos of Peri Peri which were taken on the 24th of November 2022.
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Update - 1st December 2022 : It is always a good day when the Animal Care Team return the rescued seal pups back into the wild where they belong, but at the same time it is a bit emotional saying goodbye after being with them for the past 2-3 months.   Peri Peri (photo right below) along with Chilli, Sabine, Splodge, Star Anise, Wedgie and Zimt were loaded in the Sanctuary´s trailer and drove them to Carbis Bay beach for the release on the 30th of November 2022.

Photos Credit - Denise Gent - British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR)
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Update - 12th March 2023 : Peri Peri was seen at a haul-out along the west coast of Cornwall on 6th March 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.

Photo Credit - Jeremy Gibson - CSGRT - 6th March 2023
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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.


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