Sanctuary's Latest News Update 30th May 2008

Wow, what a week!

Saturday saw the arrival of Suki the Seal, as you can imagine Wally the Walrus was very excited and made sure he was looking his absolute best. Wally and Suki's meeting was 'sealed with a kiss' (no pun intended!) and they hit it off immediately and had soon attracted quite a fan club. Wally and Suki have been out and about all week meeting and greeting their fans and generally having great time. Look out for them when you visit the Sanctuary this year.
Suki and Wally
Wet and Wild Celebrations

A big thank you to those people who braved the very wet Bank Holiday Monday weather to kick off our 50th Anniversary Celebrations with our special offer entry, it was great to see so many old and new visitors.
50th anniversary
There will be events all year at the Sanctuary as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, look out for information here on the web site.
Memory Lane
Don't forget to send in those photos, video and stories of your visits to the National Seal Sanctuary, we hope to be able to mount an exhibition of all of your memories and our Founder Ken Jones is looking forward to being able to officially open this exhibit, so get looking!

Thank you to Doug Bishop who has already pledged to send in his VHS film of his Sanctuary visit!
Pups

Piran (right) has bonded with Sam on Entertainments and rushes to greet her in the morning when she is cleaning acrylic. Cubert has been displaying a very healthy appetite and is always first at feeding time. The rest of the pups are progressing well and we hope to be able to carry out a release in the next couple of weeks.
Piran
Imminent Arrival

Luna's pregnancy is progressing well and she is very healthy, the Animal Care Team are also acting just like expectant Mothers eagerly anticipating the new arrival, watch this space for more news!

Rocky is feeling very sorry for himself as he has a poorly whisker, just like a naughty child every time the area heals over he scratches the scab off again, naughty Rocky!

Terrible Twins!

Our practical jokers Ray and Marlin have developed a new way of helping at pool cleaning time, how is this? While Ray distracts the Animal Care Team, Marlin rolls in the hose spraying everyone, including the team and other seals with the cold water, not too bad for the seals but quite a shock at 8am in the morning for the Animal Care Team!

Ongoing Training

Yulelog and Flipper are continuing with their training and learning to go in and out the transport cages. Flipper is the star pupil and will happily enter and exit his cage, however, Yulelog prefers to stay in the water and requires extra coaxing (and fish!) to take part in the training activity.
Help Us to Help Them.....Each pup can cost up to 1,000 to rehabilitate, if you would like to adopt a pup
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