Sir Tom was rescued on 14th May 2020
Sir Tom, the first rescued common seal pup of 2020 season, was found on 14th May 2020 at Holkham beach by medics from BDMLR after being separated from his mum. He was found at 3 days old but weighing only 9.1kgs so he was extremely underweight.

The white fluffy coat you can see should have been shed prior to birth so this tells us Sir Tom was born prematurely.
Sir Tom
Sir Tom Update - 30th May 2020 : Sir Tom 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!

Sir Tom is giving everyone a wave from his hospital pen. Click here to watch a short video.

He´s not quite ready for 100 laps around his pen yet but he has started his swimming lessons and loves to blow bubbles.
Update - 8th June 2020 : Click here to join Hollie, Senior Aquarist, in the seal hospital with pups, Sir Tom and Joe Wicks, on World Oceans Day. Joe Wicks
Sir Tom Update - 14th July 2020 : Sir Tom is flying through rehab and has progressed from the special fish soup to eating whole fish! He loves blowing bubbles when he´s swimming and the team are now slowly starting to teach him to catch his own fish in his pool. Sir Tom currently weighs 14.5kgs.

This photo was taken on 12th July 2020, Click here to see a larger version of this.
Update - 3rd September 2020 : Sir Tom is now in the hospital´s pool with Joe Wicks 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 SL230 (yellow).
Joe Wicks and Sir Tom
Sir Tom Update - 5th November 2020 : This photo of Sir Tom was taken on 4th November 2020, Click here to see a larger version of this.
Sir Tom, the last Seal Pup in the Seal Hospital, is back into natural habitat on 4th November 2020. He was released on the beach in the front of Hunstanton SEA LIFE Centre.

The Animal Care Team have been amazing as always with his rehab.

Bye bye Sir Tom, you are now ready to conquer the sea world!
Sir Tom - released back into the wild


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