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Issue 77
June 2013


Britains Oldest Captive Common Seal is a Dad Again
Lets introduce to you the newest (and rather unexpected!) arrival at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, a beautiful Common Seal pup, it was born on Saturday 29th June 2013 to mum Sija and dad Babyface.

Both mum and pup are doing well, and have been spending a lot of time bonding.

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary are thrilled, and the birth comes as a bit of a surprise as dad Babyface, is thought to be the oldest Common Seal in the world at 36 years old!   The new arrival has not yet been named.   Click here to read press release.
Sija and pup
Seal Pups Released
Celine Dion, Adele and Iggy were released back into the wild on 18th June 2013 at Gwithian, followed by Frank later that day who was released just a short drive away from the Seal Sanctuary at Gunwalloe.

Click here to see a selection of photos of Celine, Adele and Iggy taken by Jessica Hirons.
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary discharged its last four patients of the winter 2012/13 pupping season on Friday 28th June 2013.

Animal Care Team leader Tamara Cooper and her colleagues had mixed emotions as they bid farewell to Buster, Kayah, Schubert and Axel Rose from the beach at Gwithian.   Click here to read the press release.

Click here to watch a great video by Paul Pocock who filmed this seal release.
Seal Release on 28th June 2013
Walk for Whales
This year on 30th June 2013, the walkers were joined by some other large mammals, horses to highlight the plight of the whales and dolphins.

The walkers and riders, lead by Sanctuary´s Operations Manager Eileen Keeling, were sponsored to walk 5 miles from the Cornish Seal Sanctuary around Gweek/Boskenwyn countryside to raise money for the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, a leading international charity dedicated to the worldwide conservation and welfare of whales and dolphins. Click here to read more.
Walk for Whales
The Octonauts
Meet the Octonauts for fun-filled activities at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary between 27th July and 4th August 2013.

Appearance Times for Meet & Greet the Characters:-

Peso - 11am, 1pm, 3.30pm
Kwazii - 12 noon, 2.30pm, 4.30pm

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 Kwazii and Peso!

Click here or on the photo below to see a larger photo of Kwazzi and Peso.
Trek Cornwall 2013
Trek Cornwall 2013 is a personal challenge set by a local Cornish woman and mum of two Jessica Hirons.

Jes will attempt to circumnavigate the whole of the Cornish coastline, nearly 300 miles in total with over 18,000 metres of climbing, starting from Hartland Quay on 27th of July 2013 and walking right around from the North to the South Coast, finishing on 15th of August 2013 at Cremyll on the border with Plymouth.

The main aim is to raise awareness and funds for Grey Seal Conservation around Cornwall. A number of charitable organisations work very hard to try to protect these amazing, rare animals. Click here to read more.
Jessica Hirons
Gift experiences
Run out of ideas what to get someone for their birthday this year!

Well for £99 a friend or a member of your family or even yourself could be a Keeper for the Day.

They will begin this journey of discovery at the visitor´s centre before any other guest has arrived, where they will receive a copy of the Sanctuary´s guidebook from the helpful ticketing staff.  Click here for more details.
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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