Zimt was rescued on 1st October 2022

Zimt, a 4 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 1st October 2022 from Trevone Bay near Padstow by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) marine mammal medics.

The pup was found to be malnourished.

She was taken to one of the BDMLR´s holding facilities for initial treatment and care until a pen was made available for her at the Sanctuary´s hospital on 3rd October 2022.
Zimt Update - 24th October 2022 : Zimt is currently in nursery pool 3 with two other rescued seal pups for her next stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish during feeding time. She currently weighs 20.5kg.

This and above photos were taken on 23rd October 2022.

Her flipper tag ID number is SL150 (white).
Update - 27th November 2022 : Zimt has now recovered from her rehabilitation at the Seal Sanctuary and is at the perfect weight of 30kg to be ready to thrive in the wild! She will be released in the next week or so.

Click here to see a larger version of this photo and further ones which were taken on 25th November 2022.

Seal Release - 30th November 2022 - Photo Credit - Denise Gent - BDMLR 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.

Photo Credit - Denise Gent - British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR)
Zimt along with Chilli, Peri Peri, Sabine, Splodge, Star Anise and Wedgie were loaded in the Sanctuary´s trailer and drove them to Carbis Bay beach for the release on 30th November 2022.

Photo Credit - Denise Gent - British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR)
Seal Release - 30th November 2022 - Photo Credit - Denise Gent - BDMLR
Update - 18th May 2023 : Zimt was seen at a haul-out along the coast of Cornwall on 13th January 2023, 30th January 2023, 6th February 2023, 9th March 2023, 3rd April 2023 and 18th May 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.

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.