Petunia was rescued on 18th February 2010
On the 18th February 2010, a member of our Animal Care Team headed over to Godrevy after a report of a netted seal had been spotted on the beach.

Dan headed down the cliff and luckily found the seal on its own that it was quickly picked up and brought back to the Sanctuary.

The pup is a little girl and has been named Petunia, her netting injury has been cleaned and treated and a course of antibiotics to fight any infection.
Petunia Update: 1st March 2010 - Petunia is doing really well and after only a short spell in the hospital, she was moved to the outside nursery pools.

Petunia´s flipper tag number is 41 (light blue).
Update: 4th April 2010 - Petunia is doing really well and putting on weight. This photo of Petunia was taken on 1st April 2010 in the outside convalescent pool.
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Update: 24th April 2010 - Petunia along with Lilly, Angelina, Dumbledore, Snowdrop and Pomona were released back into the wild on 13th April 2010 at Gwithian.
Petunia Update: 9th May 2010 - Petunia was spotted at a local haul-out along the north coast of Cornwall on 8th May 2010 by Sue Sayer a member of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust.

Photo (left) of Petunia was taken by Sue Sayer.
Update: 5th February 2011 - Petunia was re-rescued on 3rd February 2011 from the beach at Mawgan Porth by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue team (BDMLR). Petunia was brought back here to the Sanctuary and is on 24 hour care because of her condition.

Photo (right) of Petunia was taken by Faye Archell of BDMLR.

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Petunia - photo by Faye Archell of BDMLR