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Issue 100
October 2014

Spooky Halloween Week - 25th to 31st October 2014
There were lots of spooky things happening at the Sanctuary
this month, beware some of the photos may scare you!......

If you didn´t get a chance to visit during "Spooky Halloween week", here are some photos of what you missed...
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Residents Updates
Convalescent pool
Ray, Fatmina, Lizzie, Sheba, Altanta and Pumpkin are looking after the new rescued seal pup Superman and teaching him how to compete for his fish during feeding times in the convalescent pool.

From looking at the photo below, Superman doesn´t seem to want to come out to play. He rather hide in the nursery pool.
Superman not looking very happy
Kelly and one of the sanctuary´s interns, Valentina, feeding the seals in the convalescent pool.
Resident Seal
Grey Seal Pool
Marlin, Flipper (photo below), Pumpkin and Yulelog are enjoying spooky halloween week.

In September Flipper, Snoopy and Pumpkin had all undergone operations. Pumpkin was castrated, Flipper and Snoopy both had lenses removed from their eyes in the hope it might restore some vision for them. After their operations, these three spent a few days in the nursery pools recovering with special extra TLC from the Animal Care Team.
Did you know that Ray has his very own facebook page? Click here to catch up with what he is up to.
Grey Seals
Common Seal
Buddy and Bo are with their dad (Babyface) in the pup rehabilation pool until the end of this month, then the three of them will return to the common seals enclosure with Sija and Luna.

Click here to see the latest photo of Buddy taken on 25th October 2014.
Common seals
Patagonian Sea Lions
Diego and Noito are both doing really well and looking very handsome. Look at those teeth...very scary!
Patagonian Sea Lion
Californian Sea Lions Sunny enjoys riding around the pool on the back of André.
Sunny and Andre
Jenny is telling Muffin that she thought he was black pony and not a brown pony!  Naughty Muffin has been rolling in the mud again!
Special Offer for Pup Fans
This year the Cornish Seal Sanctuary are offering "Pup fans" the chance to purchase the "Pups Pass", an exclusive pass that allows you to visit as many times as you like between September 2014 to February 2015 for just £15!   For more details, please call the Seal Sanctuary on 01326 221361.
Penguins logo
Wing bands are used for identification, so Ivy is wearing (black band), Piran (pink band), Lola (blue band), Gilbert (green band), Yino (yellow band), Pine (purple band). All the penguins looking very handsome after their summer moult.
Starsky and Hutch are enjoying their new playhouse area.
Volunteers and Members of the Animal Care Team
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.
The otters gifts
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.
Adopt a Pup
If you discover an injured seal pup
We are in the middle of grey seals breeding and pupping season - which for the Sanctuary signals the busiest time of the year for the Animal Care Team.

For over 55 years the Sanctuary have been rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing those pups from our local coastline that find themselves in trouble, whether it be eye problems, respiratory infections and malnourishment to broken bones, pollution-related problems and being separated from their mother too soon.

Just like to remind you that if you discover a seal pup that is in distress or alone, please call the Seal Sanctuary on 01326 221361 and/or the BDMLR on 01825 765546.

DO keep your distance;
DON´T attempt to handle the pup;
DON´T attempt to put the pup in the sea;
DON´T ignore the situation;
DO tell the appropriate organisation.
A pup on the beach

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.

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

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