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Issue 46
31st July 2010

Last Pup Released
On Friday the 23rd of July 2010 it was time for our last pup Gilderoy to be released. Gilderoy had taken a little longer to put on weight and learn to feed for himself but the time had come for him to return to the wild.

On Friday afternoon Dan and one of our volunteers caught Gilderoy and it was just a short trip to Gwithian to release him.

On the beach Gilderoy was let out of the cage and it was just a short flop down to the waters edge before getting his flippers wet and he was off.

A few members of our Animal Care Team who were on a day off also made the journey to see him released and watched him slowly make his way around the point and hopefully join the seal colony nearby.

Gilderoy was our last pup from our 2009/2010 rescue season and the team will now start to prepare the hospital for new patients in September. Photos right were taken by Simon Bone.
Andy and Chaff back in their Pool
Now that the repair work was finished at Fur Seal Bay, it was time to move our fur seals back to their pool.

Andy was a good boy and went into his cage first time and was back in his pool, Chaff was a little more reluctant and it took an extra three days but on Monday was final back in the pool much to the excitement of Andy who was very pleased to see Chaff.
Gilderoy - Photos taken by Simon Bone -
Otters celebrate 5th Birthday
Starsky and Hutch this week also celebrated their 5th Birthday and were given a few treats including crabs which always go down well with these two.

Our entertainments team also got all our visitors to sing Happy Birthday during the afternoon feed, we don´t think our otters were impressed with this but definitely enjoyed the treats.
New Pup Rescue Season
Our new pup rescue season will start again at the beginning of September and we are looking for new names for our new pups.
If you can come up with at least 50 names for our patients please email us at
Animal Adoptions and Donations
Adoptions start from £25, click on this link for more information or email the adoption coordinator at

It can cost up to £1000+ to rescue rehabilitate and release a grey seal pup. Help Us to Help Them.

If you would like to donate now click on this link.