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Issue 96
July 2014

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Babyface is a father again!
Europe´s oldest Common Seal, Babyface, has beaten his keepers´ best efforts to prevent him becoming a dad again for the second year running.

At the grand old age of 37, Babyface has now fathered two seal pups from his supposed retirement home in two of the four years he has been at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

The Animal Care Team having prescribed both females, Sija and Luna, with contraceptive following the birth of pup Bo, the latest addition has been described as something of a minor miracle.
Babyface
Sija's new pup Since the beginning of June the team noticed Sija´s waistline becoming progressively bigger. With alarm bells ringing, Babyface and Bo were moved out to the temporary rehab pool just in time!

On Sunday 13th July 2014 the team arrived to find a beautiful healthy pup swimming around with mum and Aunty "Luna".

Click here to read the Sanctuary´s press releases dated
23rd July 2014 and 1st August 2014.
Here is a selection photos taken on Wednesday 30th July 2014 of the new pup with its mum and aunty Luna.
Just click here or on a picture below of your choice to see a larger version.
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Released seal pups
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary have, with the amazing help of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team and the Cornwall Seal Group, gone out in all weathers to rescue over 60 pups this 2013/14 season.

The last two of the 2013/14 rescue season, Supernova (photo below) and Halley, were returned to the wild on 4th July 2014 at Gwithian. The Animal Care Team staff can now relax for a few months.
Supernova
Click here to see a selection of photos taken of the release by Emma O´Neill. Photo below of Halley was taken by Emma.
Halley
Wish list gifts for the residents
Help the Seal Sanctuary to enrich the lives of the residents animals! The Cornish Seal Sanctuary now have an online wishlist of toys and equipment that the animals would love! Lots of gifts to choose from if you would like to donate, many under £10.

Click here to visit the Sanctuary´s Wishlist page and choose which item, and request postage to:- The Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, Helston, TR12 6UG.

A message from Ray "Thank you so much for my lovely hula hoops from our wish list, I can´t wait to have a play with them! Its so brilliant having packages turn up at the sanctuary with my name on!" Don´t forget to check out Ray´s facebook page. Click here to catch up with what he is up to.
Wish List Gifts
Residents
Here is a selection of photos taken of some of the residents during feeding in July. Just click here or on a picture below of your choice to see a larger version.
Feeding time for residents
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Cornwall Today award for Contribution to Wildlife and Conservation
As some of you may be aware, last year the Cornish Seal Sanctuary won a "Cornwall Today award" for "Contribution to Wildlife and Conservation". The Seal Sanctuary are very happy to announce that they have been nominated for this award AGAIN!

Trevor Broome, the Sanctuary´s General Manager, said "It would mean the absolute world to us if you could take two minutes to nominate us using the link below, conservation is at the heart of everything we do here at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary so we are honoured to not only have won, but to be nominated this year as well."  Click here to Vote - (Final date to vote is 31st August 2014).
Post Monitoring of Seals
Stinkweed was rescued on the 4th October 2009 from Puttsbrough in Devon, he was then rehabilitated at the Seal Sanctuary and returned to the wild on 2nd March 2010.

Stinkweed came out to play again on 13th July 2014, he was seen by Anna Cawthray from Scilly Seal Snorkelling in the Isles of Scilly. He seems to be enjoying playing and blowing bubbles at the camera.

Click here to see a larger version of the photo below of Stinkweed taken by Anna Cawthray.
photo of Stinkweed taken by Anna Cawthray
The Sanctuary not only relies on the public to spot injured or abandoned seals but also to help with the post monitoring release.

If you are out and about the Cornish coastline and you spot a seal, it may be a seal the Sanctuary has released in the past.

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary would like to know about any seals which are spotted with tags, they need to know it´s location (where you saw the seal), the colour of the tag (each rescue season they use a different colour tag, this year white tags), the date you saw the seal and the behaviour of the seal. Then please contact the Cornish Seal Sanctuary via email.

The Octonauts
Meet the Octonauts for fun-filled activities at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary from 2nd to 25th August 2014.

Visitors will dive into action with the Octonauts, the team of undersea adventure heroes from CBeebies.

Young fans of the TV show will embark on an exciting mission where they can meet Captain Barnacles and Peso!
Pezo
Culdrose Air Day
If you visited the Seal Sanctuary during Culdrose Air Day on 31st July 2014, not only did you get to see the amazing residents at the Sanctuary, you also got to see some of the planes fly over during the displays.

Just click here or on a picture below of your choice to see a larger version.
Culdrose Air Day
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Adopt an Animal
Why not adopt a creature and help to maintain first class animal care at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. 

A special way to honour a birthday, special occasion or to commemorate the life of a loved one, while supporting an important cause.

Please click here or send an email or call 01326 221361 for more details.
Latest leaflet
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary´s latest leaflet is now available, Click here to download a printer friendly pdf version.
Book Discount Tickets in Advance
Don´t forget to purchase your entrance tickets for single admission tickets, family tickets, group tickets, school bookings, etc., on-line in advance and Save Money.     Plus you can also purchase SEA LIFE Annual Passes and Merlin Annual Passes.

When you click here or on the button right, it will take you through to Merlin Entertainments´ official Cornish Seal Sanctuary website for the Best Price Guarantee.
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