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Issue 91
15th to 23rd
February 2014


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Cornish Seal Sanctuary┬┤s 'Mud Fest' - Half Term - 15th to 23rd February 2014
Remind yourselves of our Great Outdoors and embrace the British weather by coming along to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary´s "Mud Fest". The Seal Sanctuary celebrated all things mud during the February Half term, with a magical Piskie Puddle path along some of the wooded areas. There were also a Welly Wanging competition, a chance to build your own den, plant a spring bulb on site and of course make some mud pies!

Magical walk along the natural trail path and spotted several Piskies hiddening in the trees and on bird tables. There were front doors to their hidden hideways.
If you didn´t get a chance to visit during "Mud Fest week", here are some photos of what you missed...
Piskies
Piskies' front doors
A beautiful wishing tree with messages.
Wishing tree
Did you leave a wish?
Wishing tree messages
Welly wanging competition
How far can you throw your welly?
Welly wanging competition
Welly wanging competition
Welly wanging was very popular.
Welly wanging competition
Let´s not forget the "Mud pies" throwing board.
Mud pies throwing competition
Residents Updates
Convalescent pool
Lizzie, Sheba, Altanta and Pumpkin are looking after the rescued seal pups and teaching them how to compete for their fish during feeding times in the convalescent pool.
Feeding time in the convalescent pool
Photo below is of Pumpkin, doesn´t he look handsome.
Feeding time in the convalescent pool
Grey Seal Pool
Ray, Snoopy, Fatima and Anneka will be moved out of their temporarily home for this pool to be refurbished.

Did you know that Ray has his very own facebook page? Click here to catch up with what he is up to.
Ray
Marlin, Flipper and Yulelog are in the other grey seal pool.

Photo below is of Jenny, a member of the Animal Care Team, feeding Yulelogs.
Marilyn
Common Seal
As you can see Bo is growing really big now, but is still very cute! he will be eight months old on 1st March 2014.
Bo, one of Common Seal
Sea Lions
André, a Californian Sea Lion (the noisy one!), Diego and Noito, Patagonian Sea Lions, are all doing really well and looking very handsome.
Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Paddock
Here are a few photos taken of the Sheep, Goats and Ponies in the Paddock!
Ponies
Photo above: Bracken.  Photo below: Ponies in their paddock.
Ponies
Photo below: Steve, the Pygmy Goat
Steve, the Pygmy Goat
Penguins logo
Yino (blue band), Pine (black/green/pink band), Ivy (black band), Gilbert (green band), Lola (blue/white band) and Piran (white band) enjoyed seeing those visited the penguins during school half term.
Penguins
Otters
Starsky and Hutch just before feeding time hoping to find some food.
Otters
Seal Pups Released
During the Mud Fest week, a seal pup release took place on 17th February 2014 Miranda, Mars, Moon, Orion, Indus and Crater were returned to the wild at Carbis Bay. Click here to watch a short video of the seal release. Another release of four seals, Milky Way, Solar and Galaxy, took place the next day on 18th February 2014.
Team
Photo below of Emma, Jenny, Jess and one of the volunteers.
Members of the Animal Care Team and one of the volunteers
Adopt a Pup
A special way to honour a birthday, special occasion or to commemorate the life of a loved one, while supporting an important cause.

If you would like to help by sponsoring a pup (Adoption is £25 each pup), please click here to download the adoption registration form, complete and send by post (not by email) or call and ask for Lara Sword on 01326 221361.
Adopt a Pup

Conservation
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is committed to wildlife conservation and regularly holds awareness events and fundraising activities for a variety of charities and organisations.

The Seal Sanctuary staff often give up their own time to help with beach cleans, animal surveys and more to help to make the environment in which we all live a better place.

Members of the Cornwall Seal Group carry out surveys around the coastline, click here or on the photo below to see how many seals you can count?
Conservation
Post Monitoring of Seals
Sebastian was rescued from Puttsborough in Devon on 29th July 2013 and taken to the RSPCA´s West Hatch Wildlife Centre for treatment. The pup was transferred to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary on 24th September 2013 for his final stage of rehabilitation. Sebastian was returned to the wild on 22nd November 2013 at Gunwalloe.

Sebastian was spotted enjoying his day resting on a boat outside the Pandora Inn in Restronguet Creek on 17th February 2014. He stopped off at the Pandora Inn for their delicious fish pie.

This photo below was kindly supplied by Pandora Inn, click here to view their facebook page. Click here to see a larger photo of below.
Sebastian

Latest leaflet
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary´s latest leaflet is now available,
Click here to download a pdf version.

Book Discount Tickets in Advance
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Plus you can also purchase SEA LIFE Annual Passes and Merlin Annual Passes.

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