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Issue 70
Summer 2012

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary finally said goodbye to the last of the 2011/12 rescued seal pups with the release of Amelia, Champion and Amber on Friday 3rd August 2012.

The release went well and the team is now preparing the hospital for the next pup season.

Click here to read the press release.
Seal Release
Walk for Whales
On Sunday 8th July 2012 members of the Sanctuary team and volunteers donned their walking boots and headed out for a 5 mile walk in aid of WDCS.

Despite the recent wet weather and at times very muddy conditions all members of the group (ages ranging from 4 years up!) completed the 5 mile route.     Click here to read the press release.
Walk for Whales
Seal Hospital
For the first time since opening the refurbished hospital in 1998 the Sanctuary is inviting visitors to take a peek "behind the scenes".

Daily tours "behind the scenes" give a glimpse into where a rescued pup goes on arrival to the Sanctuary and what each stage of treatment involves.
Seal Hospital
The Sanctuary´s penguins started their annual molt, and although they have a few weeks of looking a little scruffy it wasn´t long before they started to produce a beautiful new coat of feathers!!

This is an itchy process for the little group of penguins and it can sometime put them off their food, that´s why it is so important for the team to regularly weigh them and monitor any changes in their weight.
Birthday Boys
Noito (photo below) and Diego, the two Southern Sea Lions, at the Sanctuary celebrated their joint birthday on 1st July with some extra special fishy treats from the Animal Care Team.
Noito and Diego
The paddock animals have been enjoying some walks around the grounds at the Sanctuary, supervised by the Animal Care Team of course!

Steve and Andrew love these walks, however, Stanley is a little more reluctant to do any extra exercise and the Animal Care Team have to make sure they have a good supply of treats to encourage him along!
Adopt an Animal

A special way to honour a birthday, special occasion or to commemorate the life of a loved one, while supporting an important cause. Why not adopt a creature and help to maintain first class animal care at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.    Click here for more details.

Forthcoming Events
Fun Dog Show with Classes for All Fun Dog Show with Classes for All : 2nd September 2012
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is hostin a fun dog show in aid of Merlin´s Magic Wand.
Entries at 11am with judging starting at 12 oclock.
For more details, please contact Eileen on 01326 221 361.
Beach Clean 2012 Beach Watch Big Weekend : 15th-16th September 2012 - Time: TBC
Join the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and the Marine Conservation Society for our Beach Watch Big Weekend. Beachwatch is a coastal intiative, supporting local individuals, groups and communities in caring for their local shoreline. As adoptees of Gwithian beach, the Beach Watch Big Weekend is an annual flagship event for the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.
Rescue Week : 20th October- 4th November 2012 Rescue Week : 20th October - 4th November 2012 - Time: 10am-5pm
Between the 20th October - 4th November The Cornish Seal Sanctuary are hosting "Rescue Week", an event which gives you a behind the scenes look at the rescue, rehabilitation and release work. This will include range of exciting, interactive and memorable experiences to raise awareness about the seals that are rescued and the challenges that they are facing.
Otterly Spooky Week Otterly Spooky Week : 28th October - 3rd November 2012 - Time: 10am onwards
Face your fears at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary this Halloween where they are sure you will have an otterly spooky time. The Otters will be hunting for tasty treats in carved pumpkins, but there´s also sneaky treats for visitors which will put your fear factor to the test.
Christmas Extravaganza : 24th - 25th November 2012 Christmas Extravaganza : 24th - 25th November 2012 - Time: 10am onwards
Set in a unique location, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary Christmas Fayre promises high quality craft goods, yummy food and most of all, a great festive atmosphere! Not only that, but you can enjoy carolling, face painting, meet Sanctuary mascots Suki and Wally, and of course, say "Happy Christmas" to the resident animals and 2012 pups. You might even catch a sneaky peek of Santa and his little helpers.
More details about these forthcoming events, please contact Eileen at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary on 01326 221361.
If you discover a Pup
If you do find a pup on the beach, please call the Sanctuary on 01326 221361 and follow this advice:-

DON´T attempt to handle the pup.

DON´T attempt to put the pup back in the sea.

DO keep your distance.

DON´T ignore the situation.

DO tell the appropriate organisation.
Seal Pup in the wild