Puffin was rescued on 21st September 2021
Puffin is a male (2 weeks old whitecoat) grey seal pup that was rescued from Blackpool Mill in North Devon on 21st September 2021 by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) marine mammal medics.

The rescue team watched him for many hours before making the decision that the pup needed help, as his mum never returned to feed him meaning he would starve without intervention.
Puffin The seal pup was rescued and kept overnight at a local vet and then the next day, he was relayed by members of the BDMLR marine mammal medics to Gweek.

This cute pup has come to the Sanctuary so that the Animal Care Team can build him up and get him fat enough to survive in the wild on his own. He currently weighes in at 14.5kgs.
It will not be too long before Puffin is released back into the wild in the coming months.

This and above photos were taken on 30th September 2021.
Puffin Update - 22nd October 2021 : Puffin is really good at swimming and eating for himself, in the next few days, he will be moved down to the outside rehabilitation pools from the hospital. He currently weighs 16kgs.

His flipper tag ID number is SL111 (white).

This and a further photo were taken on 21st October 2021.
Update - 17th December 2021 : It is always sad to say a fond farewell to the rescued seal pups each season after their care and rehabilitation at the Seal Sanctuary.

This time the staff said "au revoir" to Puffin along with Barley, Sea Cucumber, Nudibranch, Moana, Coral and Urchin on 15th December 2021 at Dollar Cove.

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Seal Release - 15th December 2021