Joe Wicks was rescued on 20th May 2020
Joe Wicks, a common seal pup, was found on 20th May 2020 from Brancaster beach after being separated from his mum. He was found at 2 days old but weighing only 7kgs so he is underweight. Common seals are usually born at 10kgs.

The white fluffy coat you can see should have been shed prior to birth so this tell us Joe Wicks was born prematurely.
Joe Wicks
Joe Wicks Update - 30th May 2020 : Joe Wicks is being well cared for by the specialist Animal Care Team who are feeding him a special fish soup mixture every three hours to try to fatten him up!

He loves to shout for his dinner and is a big wriggler who has the Animal Care Team chasing him around his hospital pool. Click here to watch a short video.
Update - 8th June 2020 : Click here to join Hollie, Senior Aquarist, in the seal hospital with pups, Joe Wicks and Sir Tom on World Oceans Day. Joe Wicks
Joe Wicks Update - 14th July 2020 : Joe Wicks has been a little bit poorly recently and is currently on antibiotics but the amazing animal care team are working hard around the clock to try make him better. He has started having small swims and he´s still as shouty as ever so the team are hopeful he will recover quickly! Joe Wicks currently weighs 15.5kgs.

This photo was taken on 12th July 2020, Click here to see a larger version of this.
Update - 3rd September 2020 : Joe Wicks is now in the hospital´s pool with Sir Tom for their final stage of rehabilitation. In the next month or so, they will be released back into the wild.

This photo was taken on 30th August 2020, Click here to see a larger version of this.

His flipper tag ID number is SL231 (yellow).
Joe Wicks and Sir Tom
Joe and Tony - released back into the wild Update - 2nd October 2020 : Joe (right) along with another seal pup, Tony (left), who were rescued at the beginning of the summer holidays have been released on 1st October 2020.

It is always a good day when the Animal Care Team return the rescued seal pups back to the wild where they belong, but at the same time it is a bit emotional saying goodbye after being with us for three months or more.
A special and massive thank you to The Wash Monster crew helping with taking the pups to the sand banks with the other Norfolk Seals.

It has been nice let their customers "participate" to Joe and Tony´s release!
Joe and Tony - released back into the wild


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