Wonder Woman was rescued on 9th October 2014
Wonder Woman, a one week old female grey seal pup (whitecoat), was rescued on 9th October 2014 from the beach at Trevone, Padstow. She was found to have a high temperature and a possible umbilical infection.

Upon arrival at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, the pup was found to weigh 21kgs; she was put into isolation pen of the hospital and given a mixture of fluids and fish. Also this pup´s umbilicial cord was cleaned.
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman - Photo taken on 25th October 2014 Update - 26th October 2014 : Wonder Woman is hospital pen number 1 and currently weighs 16kgs.

She is doing fantastically well. Self feeding and off treatment and will hopefully be moved to the outside nursery pools soon once Wonder Woman has put on a little more weight.

Click here to see a larger version of this photo taken on 25th October 2014.   Click here to watch a short video of the rescued seal pups, Wonder Woman, Stardust, Quicksilver and Mickie, in the main hospital.
Update - 28th November 2014 : Wonder Woman is now in the convalescent pool and learning how to compete for fish with the other rescued seal pups and the resident seals. Her flipper tag number is 033 (yellow).

Update - 1st January 2015 : Photo right of Wonder Woman was taken on 28th December 2014 in the convalescent pool. Click here to see a large version.
Wonder Woman - Photo taken on 28th December 2014
Seal Release - 22nd January 2015 Update - 25th January 2015 : Wonder Woman was released back into the wild along with Ariel, Anastacia, Superman, Bruce Wayne and Quick Silver on 22nd January 2015 at Gwithian.

Click here to watch a video of the seal release by Pirate FM Radio.
Update - 3rd February 2022 : Wonder Woman was spotted at haul-outs along the coast of Cornwall by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust* (CSGRT) on:-
28th March 2015 (she was with two other rescued seals Beast and Daffy), 24th September 2015, 28th January 2016, 15th April 2016, 7th November 2016, 5th December 2016, 15th February 2017, 9th, 23rd & 30th March 2017, 3rd April 2017, 28th December 2017, 3rd & 24th December 2018, 17th October 2019, 26th November 2020, 14th & 31st December 2020, 11th January 2021, 8th February 2021, 8th November 2021, 13th & 17th January 2022 and 3rd February 2022.

Photo credit: Sue Sayer of CSGRT - 28th March 2015
Wonder Woman - photo by Sue Sayer of the Cornish Seal Group
*Members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (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.