Hungry Caterpillar was rescued on 4th October 2019
Hungry Caterpillar, a female whitecoat seal pup, was rescued from a beach near Crackington Haven on 4th October 2019 by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Medics.

This pup was found with wounds to her body.

Caterpillar was taken to one of BDMLR´s holding facilities until a hospital pen became available on 9th October 2019 at Gweek.
Hungry Caterpillar - Photo taken on 11th October 2019
Hungry Caterpillar - Photo taken on 11th October 2019 This and above photos of Hungry Caterpillar were taken on 11th October 2019 in the isolation pen of the hospital.

She currently weighs 13.5kgs.

Click here to watch a short video of Hungry Caterpillar in the hospital.
Update - 31st October 2019 : Hungry Caterpillar is currently in the main hospital.

She will be moved outside to the pools in the next week or so for her next stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish with other rescued seal pups.
Hungry Caterpillar
Hungry Caterpillar Update - 25th November 2019 : Hungry Caterpillar is in rehabilitation pool and currently weighs 21kgs. This pup is in nursery pool 1.

Her flipper tag ID number is SL109 (yellow).

This photo left was taken on 22nd November 2019, click here to see a larger version.
Update - 28th December 2019 : This photo of Hungry Caterpillar was taken on 28th December 2019 in rehabilitation pool, click here to see a larger version of this image.

She now weighs 33.5kgs and is ready to be returned back into the wild.
Hungry Caterpillar
Seal Release - 31st December 2019 Update - 1st January 2020 : Hungry Caterpillar was released back into the wild on 30th December 2019 at Dollar Cove along with Pippin, Lyra, Smegol, Pablo, Katniss and Noddy.



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