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Issue 154
November 2018

Stockings for the Seals
How do you fancy helping Santa to treat the Sanctuary´s seals this Christmas? On Christmas day the staff try and make it an extra special one for the animals. This year, the Sanctuary are holding "Stockings for the Seals" again and you can help to make their day. By donating a small amount, you can give a gift to the animal of your choice (including the otters, sea lions, penguins and stable animals too!)

You can either do this at the Sanctuary, or if you aren´t able to make it in, you can call on 01326 221361. The Staff can even send out a gift certificate for donations over £10.

On Christmas day members of the Animal Care team will share a video of all the animals getting some treats!
Stockings for the Seals

Rescued Seal Pups 2018/19
This month saw the arrival of the following pups, click on a photo below to see a larger version.
David Bowie, male whitecoat seal pup, was rescued on 1st November 2018 from Little Fistral in Newquay.

This pup was found on a very popular beach. Had a small scratch in right eye and weighed 17.5kgs.
This Pup was named after Queen legend Brian May, was rescued on 2nd November 2018.   Click here to read this pup´s press release.

Click here to watch a short video of Brian May in the seal hospital.
David Bowie Brian May
Roger Taylor, male seal pup, was rescued on 3rd November 2018 from Widemouth Bay near Bude. Freddie Mercury, male seal pup, was rescued on 4th November 2018 from Penzance.
Roger Taylor Freddie Mercury
Queen, female seal pup, was rescued on 5th November 2018 from Watergate Bay in Newquay. Knight Rider, male seal pup, was rescued on 6th November 2018 from Sennen Cove.
Queen Knight Rider
Footloose, 6 weeks old female seal pup, was rescued on 8th November 2018 from Whipsiderry, Newquay. Duran Duran, 8 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 12th November 2018 from Hayle beach.
Footloose Duran Duran
Gremlin, 6 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 15th November 2018 from Painters Cove near Penzance. Rambo, 8 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 16th November 2018 from Nanjizal beach, South of Land´s End.
Gremlin Rambo
Morrissey, 8 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 22nd November 2018 from Porthgwidden beach, St Ives. Erik the Viking, 5 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 23rd November 2018 from Porthgwidden beach, St Ives.
Morrissey Erik the Viking
Goonies, 5 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 24th November 2018 from Holywell Bay beach, Newquay. Click here to watch a short video of Goonies arriving at the seal hospital.
Goonies Rescued seal pup, Goonies, arriving at the seal hospital on 24th November 2018
The photos below of the Rescued Seal Pups were taken on 23rd/24th November 2018, the pups will be returned to the wild in the next month or so once they have completed their rehabilitation at the Seal Sanctuary.
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.
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.
Mikolaj feeding the Resident Common Seals Ray having a chat with Willow
Aalya Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Some of the Animal Care team with the volunteers Squidge
Sunny Andre

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, Elizabeth, Rocket Dog and Shuttle on 12th November 2018

Spiderman, Jubilee and Orion on 19th November 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.

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
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.

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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