Sprout was rescued on 8th November 2020
Sprout, 5 weeks old female seal pup, was rescued on 8th November 2020 from Booby´s Bay near Padstow by members of the Sanctuary´s Animal Care Team.

The pup was very lethargic, weighing only 12.5kgs. Had lacerations on her back that were very deep and a puncture wound on her head.
Sprout on 4th December 2020
Sprout on 4th December 2020 Update - 5th December 2020 : It is unknown what could have caused Sprout´s injuries, but with the treatment provided by the Sanctuary´s staff and swimming in salt water pool, has helped to heal up her wounds.

She was moved down to the outside pool on 4th December 2020 just after the above photo was taken of her in the hospital.

Her flipper tag ID number is SL117 (green).
Update - 5th January 2021 : Definitely allowed to play with your food when you´re this cute!

Here´s gorgeous girl Sprout having a snack.

Update - 27th January 2021 : Sprout is now in the rehabilitation pool ready to be released back into the wild in the next couple of weeks. She currently weighs 32.5kgs.
Sprout on 4th January 2021
Seal Release - 6th February 2021 Update : 7th February 2021 - Sprout along with Nacho, Hot Dog, Pigs in Blanket, Haggis, Buffalo Wing, Bubble & Squeak, Guinness and Stuffing have completed their rehabilitation. The seal pups were released on 6th February 2021 from Dollar Cove.

Click here to watch the video of the release.
Update - 12th July 2021 : Sprout has been spotted at seal colonies along the coasts of Cornwall on 16th, 17th & 23rd April 2021 and 12th July 2021 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT).

Members of the CSGRT volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify, carry out surveys, monitor 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.


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