Polar Bear was rescued on 15th December 2016
Polar Bear, 6 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 15th December 2016 from Fistral beach near Newquay by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team.

She was found to be malnourished. The pup was transported back to the seal hospital for rehabilitation.
Polar Bear
Polar Bear Update - 1st January 2017 : Polar Bear was moved down to the outside nursery pool from the hospital for her next stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish with other rescued seal pups.

Polar Bear´s flipper tag number is 321 (white).

Click here to see a larger version of this and above photos taken on 27th December 2016 in the nursery pool.
Update - 1st March 2017 : Polar Bear has completed her rehabilitation and will be released back to the wild very soon once the weather has improved.

Update - 31st March 2017 : Polar Bear along with Penguin, Merlin, Panda and Arctic Fox were all released back to the wild at Porthtowan Beach on 24th March 2017.

Click here to see a selection of photos taken of the release.
Seal Release - 24th March 2017
Update - 30th December 2020 : Polar Bear was spotted at seal colonies along the north coast of Cornwall on 30th March 2017, 3rd April 2017, 20th August 2018, 6th September 2018, 20th June 2019 and 24th December 2020 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust who volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify, carry out surveys, monitor and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast.