Paddington Bear was rescued on 11th January 2020
Paddington Bear, 5 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued on 11th January 2020 from Porthminster beach in St Ives by Mike, Mandy and Keith, members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Medics.

This skinny little pup of 13kgs was found very tired, dehydrated, underweight and malnourished for his age. The wrinkles on a seal´s body indicates that it is underweight.

Photo Credit : Mike Hancock (BDMLR)
Paddington Bear - Photo Credit  - Mike Hancock - BDMLR
Paddington Bear Update - 1st February 2020 : Paddington Bear is currently in hospital pen number 1. This pup was very dehydrated when he first arrived at the hospital, the Animal Care Team worked at getting his fluid levels up before teaching him how to feed for himself.

He is slowly putting on weight and making lots of mess whilst he learns how to eat fish. Currently weighs 16kgs.
This and above photo were taken on 31st January 2020, click here to see larger versions.

Click here to watch a short video of this pup.
Paddington Bear - Photo credit - Animal Care Team Update - 10th February 2020 : Paddington Bear is now in the outside nursery pool for his next stage of rehabilitation. He will learn how to compete for fish during feeding time with other rescued seal pups.

His flipper tag ID number is SL141 (yellow).
Update - 23rd February 2020 : Paddington Bear is currently in nursery pool 4 with other rescued seal pups, Eliza Doolittle and Brienne.

This photo of Paddington Bear was taken on 21st February 2020, click here to see larger version of this image.
Photo Credit : Abby Ham Update - 18th March 2020 : Paddington Bear along with Eliza Doolittle, Tess and Tiger Lily were released back into the wild on 16th March 2020 at Maenporth beach in Falmouth.

Photos Credit : Abby Ham

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