Poppadom was rescued on 5th November 2020
Poppadom, 6 weeks old female seal pup, was rescued from Porthgwarra beach on 5th November 2020 by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) marine mammal medics.

She was very lethargic, weighing only 13.5kgs and had a high temperature. During the pup´s clinical assessment, the vet noticed that she had an infection in her rear flipper, which they were worried it may have tracked down to her bone.
Poppadom on 4th December 2020
Poppadom on 4th December 2020 Update - 5th December 2020 : Poppadom has now finished her course of treatment and the wound has healed up nicely, She just needs to put on a little more weight in the outside the nursery pools for her next stage of rehabilitation.

Her flipper tag ID number is SL116 (green).

Click here to see a larger version of this and above photos taken on 4th December 2020.
Update - 11th January 2021 : Poppadom is now in the rehabilitation pool ready to be released back into the wild in the next couple of weeks. She currently weighs 32kgs.

Update : 3rd March 2021 - Poppadom, along with Chips, Basil, Sushi and Pilchard have completed their rehabilitation and the time came for them to be released back into the wild from Dollar Cove on 1st March 2021.

Click here to watch a short video of the seal release.
Seal Release - 1st March 2021


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