Tess was rescued on 16th February 2020
Tess, 20 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 16th February 2020 from Porthoustock beach.

The pup had taken a bit of knock in the recent storms so has lots of wounds to her front flippers and chin. She is also suffering from seal pox, has a high temperature and is a bit quiet. Don´t worry Tess just needs some TLC, the Animal Care team will give her the best possible care.

Photo Credit : Craig Ashley
Tess - Photo credit - Craig Ashley
Tess Originally Tess was rehabilitated by RSPCA at West Hatch. She was rescued on the 30th September 2019, weighing 18kgs from White Sands, Wales. Tess was released back into the wild on the 19th December 2019 weighing 40kgs.

Photo left of Tess was taken the next day after she arrived at the seal hospital.
Update - 23rd February 2020 : After a few days in the hospital, Tess is starting to look much brighter. It will not be too long before she is moved down to the outside nursery pools in the next week or so. She currently weighs 24.5kgs.

This photo was taken on 20th February 2020, click here to see a larger version of this image.

Her flipper tag ID number is 148 (yellow).
Tess
Photos Credit : Abby Ham Update - 18th March 2020 : Tess along with Eliza Doolittle, Paddington Bear 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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Update - 25th June 2020 : Tess was seen at a local haul-out along the coast of Cornwall on 13th & 20th May 2020 and 13th, 14th, 20th & 23rd June 2020 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT) who volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify, carry out surveys, monitor and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast.

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