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Issue 155
December 2018

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Rescued Seal Pups 2018/19
Click on a photo below to see a larger version. Enjoy!
Mr T, 8 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 1st December 2018 from St Ives. The Shining, 8 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 2nd December 2018 from Portreath beach.
Mr T The Shining
Pamela Anderson, 5 weeks old female seal pup, was rescued on 2nd December 2018 from Portheras Cove. Indiana Jones, 6-8 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 2nd December 2018 from St Ives Bay.
Pamela Anderson Indiana Jones
Cyndi Lauper, 6-8 weeks old female seal pup, was rescued on 4th December 2018 from Porthmeor beach, St Ives. John McClane, 8 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 5th December 2018 from St Ives Bay.
Cyndi Lauper John McClane
Agadoo, 6-8 weeks old female seal pup, was rescued on 8th December 2018 from Porthminster beach St Ives Wet Wet Wet, male seal pup, was rescued on 10th December 2018 from Kynance Cove.
Agadoo Wet Wet Wet
Walkman, 4-6 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 13th December 2018 from St Ives Bay. Run DMC, 6-8 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 14th December 2018 from Poltesco Cove.
Walkman Run-DMC
Roger Rabbit, 8-10 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 17th December 2018 from Fistral beach in Newquay. Molly Ringwald, 9 weeks old female seal pup, was rescued on 18th December 2018 from Porthoustock.
Roger Rabbit Molly Ringwald
Pet Shop Boys, 8-10 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 18th December 2018 from St Ives. Purple Rain, 12 weeks old female seal pup, was rescued on 22nd December 2018 from Booby´s Bay Trevose.
Pet Shop Boys Purple Rain
JGM, 10 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on Christmas Eve from Gyllyngvase beach. Karma Chameleon, 12 weeks old female seal pup, was rescued on Christmas Day from Porthgwidden beach.
JGM Karma Chameleon
Cabbage Patch Kid, 5/6 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 30th December 2018 from St Ives. Dip Dab, 7/8 weeks old female seal pup, was rescued on 30th December 2018 from St Ives.
Cabbage Patch Kid Dib Dab
Mullet was back in the hospital on 31st December 2018 for TLC. Shirley
Mullet Shirley
Pretty Woman Top Gun
Pretty Woman Top Gun
Knight Rider Grelim
Knight Rider Gremlin
Morrissey Goonies
Morrissey Goonies
Ra Ra John Deacon
Ra Ra John Deacon
You can help support the work of The Cornish Seal Sanctuary as they care for Rescued Seal Pups and the Residents by joining the Adoption Scheme.   Click here for more information.

Each Adoption makes a valuable contribution to the seal rescue programme, allowing the Sanctuary to provide continuing care for those seals and other marine mammals around our coasts that need our help and to look after those that are unable to be released back into the wild.

Seals Released back into the Wild
Care Bears, Terminator, Blondie, David Bowie, Wham and Polurrian were returned to the wild on 27th December 2018 at Porthtowan beach.
Pepsi, Freddie Mercury, Madonna, Brian May, Roger Taylor, He-Man and Footloose were returned to the wild on 28th December 2018 at Porthtowan beach.

Click on this link to see a selection of photos of the seal release via our fliker account.
Scrunchie, Billie Jean, David Hasselhoff (photo below), Queen, Duran Duran and John McClane were returned on 31st December 2018 at Porthtowan.

Click on this link to see a selection of photos of the seal release via our fliker account.
Seal Release on 28th December 2018 Hasselhoff - Seal Release on 31st December 2018
Bananarama Bananarama was also returned to the wild on 27th December 2018 at Porthtowan unfortunately later that day she came back in on the beach and was reported as being harassed and having kids climbing on her.

Members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) were called so Bananarama was picked up and moved to another beach.

Photo credit: Lizzi Larbalestier (BDMLR)
But guess what the next morning, the medics got called again! Bananarama was being harassed again and not doing anything to move on!

So Lizzi, BDMLR Medic, babysat her for a couple of hours keeping people away and then helped Zoe, a member of the Animal Care team at Gweek, cage Bananarama and she was back at Hotel Gweek on 30th December 2018!

Photo right of Bananarama in the hospital on 31st December 2018.
Bananarama


We hope you enjoy this selection of photos, click here or on the photo of your choice below to see a larger version of the image.
Pretty Woman, Common Seal Pup, was ganged up on by 3 Grey Seal Pups who pinched her fish Holding Flippers
Title Remember I'm the boss around here
Squidge Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Cornish Seal Sanctuary TUPPENCE, BRACKEN and MUFFIN
Cornish Seal Sanctuary Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Cornish Seal Sanctuary Atlanta
Cornish Seal Sanctuary Cornish Seal Sanctuary


Conservation Club
Conservation Club - 8 - 14 years old Not sure what to do with the kids at the weekend? The staff may have the answer! during March the Sanctuary will be running the Conservation Club, where children aged 8 - 14 year olds can join members of the team on Saturday mornings (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March 2019) to learn all about seals and the environment they live in.

If you are interested in booking, give Alex a call on 01326 221361 - there are limited spaces and already getting booked up! Click here for more details.
The Sanctuary can email over a little certificate if you want to give the Conservation Club space as a Christmas present.


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.
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:-
Beast on 17/12/2018 & 24/12/2018,
Boo on 20/12/2018 & 03/01/2019,
Elizabeth & Jewell on 20/12/2018,
Elvis on 17/12/2018 and 03/01/2019,
Nampara & Platypus on 17/12/2018,
Orion on 24/12/2018 & 31/12/2018 & 03/01/2019,
Riley on 06/12/2018 & 03/01/2019,
Rocket Dog on 24/12/2018,
Sam on 06/12/2018, 20/12/2018 & 24/12/2018,
Shrek on 20/12/2018 & 03/01/2019,
Shuttle on 6th, 20th & 24/12/2018 & 03/01/2019,
Snowdrop on 6th & 31/12/2018, 3rd & 04/01/2019,
Spiderman on 03/12/2018, 06/12/2018 & 24/12/2018 and
Wonder Woman on 03/12/2018 & 24/12/2018

This above information regarding tagged seals seen in the wild is copyright of the CSGRT.
Animal
Adoptions
Dogs are
Welcome
Latest
Leaflet
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.


WINTER OPENING TIMES
As from 5th November 2018
to mid April 2019
opening times
11am - 4pm with
last admissions at 3pm
Animal Adoptions Dogs are always welcome Latest leaflet

Buy your Discount Entry Tickets in Advance
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When you click here or on the button right, it will take you through to the Official Sanctuary´s website for the Best Price Guarantee.
BOOK YOUR TICKETS ONLINE
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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