Tornado, Resident Common Seal
The Animal Care Team received a slightly more unusual seal rescue call.

Meet Tornado, a common seal, who was found on a farm near the River Wissey around 20 miles inland!

Tornado is around three years old so is much bigger than the rest of this summer´s rescued common seals.
Tornado
Tornado She has been previously rehabilitated and released when she was a pup in 2012 but seems to have got herself a little bit lost.

Other than being a little confused and exhausted Tornado is a healthy seal and hopefully will not be at the Sanctuary for too long before being released back into the wild.

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Update - 16th July 2015 : Here is the latest photo of Tornado taken on 12th July 2015, she is currently in the hospital´s pen number 1 and now weighs 38kgs. Her flipper tag number is 122 (yellow).

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Tornado
Tornado Update - 11th August 2015 : Here is the latest photo of Tornado taken on 9th August 2015, click here to see a larger photo of this.
Update - 20th September 2015 : Here is the latest photo of Tornado taken on 19th September 2015 in the hospital´s swim/wean pool. He is sharing this pool with another pup named Mini Milk.

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Tornado
Tornado Update - 27th October 2015 : Tornado was moved to the outdoor pool a few weeks ago but she is now back in the hospital´s swim/weaning pool for some blood tests.
Update - 19th November 2015 : Tornado is in the swim/weaning pool of the main hospital with Calippo and Tyne´s pup, he will be moved outside to the seal pool in the next few weeks.

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Tornado
Tornado Update - 27th February 2016 : Tornado has been moved from the hospital to the outside seal pool.

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Update - 11th April 2016 : The Sanctuary do not want to release a seal back into the wild with a health problem that is serious, so Tornado is staying at the Sea Life Centre.

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Tornado
Tornado Update - 5th June 2016 : Tornado is a very happy resident and you cannot miss him as he glides around the pool with his yellow flipper for all to see.

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Update - 1st September 2016 : Tornado has sadly passed away; it is always very sad when one of the residents dies despite the best efforts and TLC of all the staff at Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary.


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