Pippi Longstocking was rescued on 17th December 2019
Pippi Longstocking, 8 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 17th December 2019 from Penberth Cove by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Medics.

This pup was taken to one of BDMLR´s holding facilities until a hospital pen became available on 20th December 2019 at Gweek.

She had a wound on the back of her head with various superficial wounds.
Pippi Longstocking - photo taken on 28th December 2019
Pippi Longstocking - photo taken on 28th December 2019 Update - 31st December 2019 : Pippi Longstocking is currently in the hospital and will be moved down to the nursery pools in the next week or so. She weighs 15kgs.

Flipper tag ID number is SL131 (yellow).

Photos left and above were taken on 28th December 2019, click here to see a larger versions of these images.
Update - 1st February 2020 : Pippi Longstocking is in the seal pups pool for her final stage of rehabilitation before she is released back into the wild in the next month or so. Currently weighs 27kgs.

This photo was taken on 31st January 2020, click here to see a larger version of this image and a further one.
Pippi Longstocking
Pippi Longstocking Update - 23rd February 2020 : Pippi Longstocking has completed her rehabilitation and is now ready to be returned to the wild shortly. Currently weighs 34kgs.

This photo was taken on 21st February 2020, click here to see a larger version of this image.

Update - 6th March 2020 : Pippi Longstocking along with Alice in Wonderland, Elf, Horrid Henry, Lisbeth, Stig and Piglet have completed their rehabilitation and were released back into the wild on 2nd March 2020 at Dollar Cove.
Update - 5th December 2023 : Pippi Longstocking was spotted along the South coast of Devon on 11th July 2021, 31st August 2020, 29th May 2021, 1st & 7th November 2021, 12th February 2022, 19th November 2022, 29th December 2022 and 5th December 2023 by members of The Seal Project.

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Photo Credit : The Seal Project - 31st August 2020
Members of the CSGRT and The Seal Project volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify, carry out surveys, monitor and watch over the seals around the South West coasts.

Each seal´s fur pattern is unique and enables the Seal Research Trust volunteers to 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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