Tom Felton was rescued on 2nd October 2023

The 3 week old male (whitecoat) grey pup was rescued during the early evening on 2nd of October 2023 after he was found on the beach by the steps in Porthmeor beach near St Ives Bay by members of the public.

Alison and Phil, Volunteer medics from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR), were called to go and check on the pup.   As the state of the sea was not great, the medics quickly carried the little pup up to safety for assessment.

The Pup´s temperature was a little low and he was only 12.1kg which is very small for his age. As it was by now 8pm, the BDMLR coordinator arranged for the pup to be taken to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary for care, treatment and rehabilitation.

He was handed over by BDMLR medics in the Sanctuary´s car park outside the main reception.   All new seal pup arrivals have to be tested for avian flu before admittance due to the risk to resident animals, especially the penguins.

Photo credit (below) : Alison Davey - BDMLR
Tom Felton - Photo credit:  Alison Davey - BDMLRTom Felton - Photo credit:  Alison Davey - BDMLR
This little guy was brought to the hospital after being separated from his mum, he was malnourished and very underweight.   Also he was suffering from a few small wounds.   The pup has been named "Tom Felton" in line with the Sanctuary´s celebrity theme for the 2023/24 rescue season.
Tom Felton
Update - 23rd October 2023 : Tom´s wounds have now healed and has put on 3kg since being with the specialist care team.   After spending some quiet time in isolation, Tom has now moved into the main part of hospital where he is making quite a splash.   On Friday (19th October), he had his first swim and it´s safe to say he is hooked.   Tom has even begun chewing on fish himself in the water which is all part of his fish lessons.
Tom Felton
Update - 29th October 2023 : Tom has now graduated from the hospital and moved down to the outside nursery pools for his next stage of rehabilitation. He is enjoying looking through the underwater observation window saying hello to the visitors.   He is definitely a firm favourite of the animal care team.

Tom´s flipper ID tag number is SL255 (yellow).

The photos below were taken on 27th of October 2023, click here to see larger versions of these and further ones.
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Update - 8th December 2023 : Tom along with Chris Pratt, Sienna Miller and Emma Watson have now fully recovered and are at the perfect weight of 30+kg, ready to thrive back in the wild! They were released on 1st of December 2023 at Perranuthnoe beach.

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