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Issue 144
May 2018


Rescued Seal Pups 2017/18
A young seal was rescued by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) from a Cornish beach on 19th May 2018 with monofilament fishing net stuck around its neck.

Volunteers helped with the successful transfer of this seal to the Sanctuary´s local vet where it was treated for a cut neck and high temperature.

Harry is now at the Sanctuary for his rehabilitation and he should be returned to the wild in the next month or so.

Photos credit: Jen Dykwer-Newsome - BDMLR
Photos by Jen Dykwer-Newsome - BDMLR
Seal Release on 25th May 2018 Morwenna, along with Geoffrey, Nick, Singer and Fortune, were released back into the wild on 8th May 2018 at Dollar Cove beach.

Ava, Beta, Chris, Gerry, Nampara and Pudding on 17th May 2018 at Porthtowan.

Alpha, Dewgong, Enys, Lucy, Winston and Zacky on 21st May 2018 at Porthtowan.

Charles, Damzel, Legolas, Marigold and Maude on 25th May 2018 at Dollar Cove.

Newest resident seal has started training
It isn´t just humans that are getting their bodies in shape ahead of the summer season.

Two year old seal pup Jinx has started her training sessions with Natalie in an effort to shed some pounds.

Natalie, Head of Enrichment, has a plan in place to help Jinx with her husbandry training and physical enrichment, to help manage her weight as like with humans, there are risks to her general health with carrying extra weight.   Click here to read more.

Just Giving
Seal ID
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!
Did you know the Sanctuary have a Just Giving page? You can help with the work of rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing seal pups.

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary really appreciate your support, and couldn´t help pups like Morwenna without it. Click here for more details.
This is a guide to identifying a common from a grey seal.

Can you tell the difference?

Click here to download a pdf version.
Conservation Club Just Giving Fundraising Page Seal ID Guide
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:-
Spiderman, Beast, Rupert & Pacific on 10th May 2018,
Panther on 10th & 14th May 2018
Orion on 14th May 2018,
Leon on 14th, 17th & 28th May 2018,
Elvis on 17th May 2018,
Neptune & Wynwalloe on 24th May 2018
and Pudding on 24th & 28th May 2018.

This above information regarding tagged seals seen in the wild is copyright of the CSGRT.
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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