The weight has finally arrived for 6 more grey seal pups recovering at the National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek on 22nd March 2011.

Since doing the last release in February, these 6 pups have now reached the release weight of 40 kilos, one pup in particular is nearer the 50 kilo mark, but had to wait for more of his friends, as the Sanctuary release more then one pup at a time.

"Francis was actually rescued on the 22nd October 2010 from Newquay. After five months at the Sanctuary he is more then ready to be returned to the wild" said Tamara Cooper, Animal Care Supervisor.
Back to the wild
Francis will be joining Billy, Poppy, Ugg, Teddy and Guildo, but this still leaves 23 pups at the Sanctuary receiving rehabilitation.
Back to the wild As with all the pups at the Sanctuary, the seals get tagged on their rear flippers, back left for little boys and back right for little girls. At this time of the year we ask for help from the public with the post monitoring release programme.

"This year we have used white flipper tags so if you spot a seal in the wild and can get a look at it´s rear flippers, see if you can spot the colour and the number, please call us on 01326 221361 or email us at plus the location of the pup spotted" added Tamara.
Press release issued by: The National Seal Sanctuary
For more details please contact: Rachael Vine on 01326 221361
Date: 22nd March 2011