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Issue 143
April 2018


Rescued Seal Pups 2017/18
Two more seal rescues this month...

Contractors´s BAM Nuttall staff working with Environmental Agency to reduce flood risk and enhance the environment in Cornwall helped rescue a stranded seal pup at Loe Bar Helston on 27th April 2018. This pup has been named Bella.

Click here to read the press release for the full story of this pup´s rescue.

Click here to see a selection of photos of the seal rescue on our Fliker page.
Legolas Legolas, male seal pup, was rescued on 21st April 2018 from Porthreath by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR). He had a high temperature and an upset tummy.

This is in fact the second time Legolas has been rescued. On the 27th October 2017, he had been seen on a beach at Co. Clare and taken to the Seal Rescue Centre in Ireland where he received treatment.
Here are some photos taken of the rescued seal pups on 27th April 2018, just click on the names below:-

Alpha, Ava, Beta, Charles, Charlie, Chris, Damzel, Enys, Fortune, Geoffrey, Gerry, Legolas, Lucy, Marigold, Maude, Morwenna, Nampara, Nick, Pudding, Singer, Winston, Zacky.
Convalescent pool Clowance, Graham, Gwynnvys, Schmirtz, Miner, Osborne, Pascoe and Wynwalloe, were released back into the wild on 20th April 2018 at Porthtowan beach.

A few days later Basset, Hugh, Isabel, Leon, Towan and Valentine on 23rd April 2018 at the same beach.

Photo Gallery
We hope you enjoy the selection of photos taken during this month, click here or on the photo of your choice below to see a larger version of the image.
The sun is in Ray´s eyesMegan feeding Snoopy
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YulelogsResidents and rescued pups chillin´ out
Yulelogs Residents and rescued pups chillin out
Marlin Sheba
Megan and Grace feeding the residentsConvalescent pool
Megan and Grace feeding the residents Convalescent pool
Sunny Andre
Humboldt Penguin - GodfreyHumboldt Penguin - Piran
Humboldt Penguin - Godfrey Humboldt Penguin - Piran
Exhibition celebrating 60 yearsKen and Mary Jones with some of their staff in early 90s
Exhibition celebrating 60 years Ken and Mary Jones with some of their staff in early 90s
Newspaper article about Ken JonesCelebrating 60 years of Seal Rescue
Newspaper article about Ken Jones Celebrating 60 years of Seal Rescue
Willow telling Ray it´s her toyWillow enjoying her enrichment toy!
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BabyfaceBo (left) and Jarvis (right)
Babyface Bo (left) and Jarvis (right)
Walkies time for the goatsGoats wanted to say hello to the Otters
Walkies time for the goats Goats wanted to say hello to the Otters

Video Gallery
Willow playing with
her enrichment toy
Singer, a rescued seal pup,
playing with a water fountain
Ray chills by side
of the convalescent pool
Willow playing with  her enrichment toy Singer, a rescued seal pup, playing with a water fountain Ray chills by side of the convalescent pool

Fun Dog Show with Classes for All
Fun Dog Show with Classes for All On Saturday 12th May 2018 from 12noon to 4pm there will be 11 dog classes plus stalls, snacks and drinks. All classes £1 per dog. All proceeds to 2018/19 pup rescue. With a demonstration by Duchy Dashers Flyball Judged by Emma Carpenter of Duchy Dashers and Wendy Carbis, chair of K9 Crusaders. Classes include: Cutest puppy, Golden oldie, Best trick with a treat, Best Rescue, Dog most like a seal, Young handler, Waggiest tail, "Musical Sit", Best Pedigree, Best Mongrel, Most appealing eyes.

Conservation Club - 8 - 14 years old
Conservation Club - 8 - 14 years old Are your kids looking bored at you today because they want something to do with their Saturdays? Fear not! The Cornish Seal Sanctuary can help.

Every Saturday in June 2018 (excluding 2nd June) the Seal Sanctuary will be running the Conservation Club for 8 - 14 year olds! Click here for more details.

Do you have any
unwanted Towels!
If anyone has any spare towels they don´t want, please drop them into the reception at the Sanctuary, the Animal Care Team are desperate for these, as the stock of towels are running very low.

The Animal Care Team use 4 towels per seal a day so if you have any old towels you don´t want, please drop them in.

Why do the Animal Care Team ask for towels?

These are used during the rescue process, first to distract the seal and then to cover its head and body. Once the seal´s head is covered they tend to calm down.

Towels are also used during the rehabilitation process, again for handling the seal and also to keep the pen dry and warm during the early part of the treatment.
Urgent Appeal for Towels
Post Release Monitoring
of Seals
With each update we will name any tagged seals spotted in the wild by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT) around the coast of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly:-
Snowdrop on 2nd and 9th April 2018,
Beast, Whist, Petunia, Shrek and Hollywell (photo below) on 9th April 2018,
Riley on 12th April 2018,
Rupert on 12th and 23rd April 2018,
Pacific and Neptune on 19th April 2018,
Panther on 23rd April 2018,
Elizabeth and Elvis on 26th April 2018.

This above information regarding tagged seals seen in the wild is copyright of the CSGRT.
Holywell - Photo copyright of Sue Sayer
Dogs are
A special way to honour a birthday, special occasion or to commemorate the life of a loved one, while supporting an important cause.

To purchase an adoption, simply call the Seal Sanctuary on 01326 221361 or purchase your adoption pack during your visit!   Please click here for more details.
Did you know that the Cornish Seal Sanctuary loves well behaved dogs! Dogs are always welcome at the Sanctuary provided they are kept on a lead.

Please do not leave dog(s) in your car during your visit. Also don´t forget to bring some poo bags with you to clear up after your dog(s).
Click here to download a printer friendly pdf version of the Sanctuary´s leaflet.
Animal Adoptions Dogs are always welcome Latest leaflet

Buy your Discount Entry 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.

When you click here or on the button right, it will take you through to the Official Cornish Seal Sanctuary website for the Best Price Guarantee.
A Frequent Question: I´m on holiday in the area and can´t print my tickets

Answer: Although it is preferable and quicker if the front of house staff have a printed copy of your ticket, you can still book your tickets online in advance and make savings if you bring along the booking reference number (or can show the email confirmation on a mobile device) and some ID that matches the booking name. The Front of House Staff can then check the records and allow entry from there.

This news update has been put together by volunteers/supporters of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

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