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Issue 123
October 2016

Pumpkin celebrates his Birthday with a fish cake

Resident grey seal Pumpkin, who was born on Halloween, celebrated his 6th birthday on 31st October 2016 with a fantastic ice-fish cake made by Natalie, Head of Enrichment and a member of the Animal Care Team.

Pumpkin was rescued in Guernsey by the GSPCA and was transferred to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary on the 18th November 2010 for his next stage of rehabilitation and to learn to compete for fish with other seals.

However, due to Pumpkin´s persistent bladder infection, the vets advised that the Sanctuary could not release him, so he is now a permanent resident at the Sanctuary. Pumpkins loved his cake!

Natalie decided to make Pumpkin a very special birthday cake, as it is Halloween and also his 6th Birthday, using ice, fish and food colouring to make it bright and colourful!

Click here to read pumpkin´s press release.
Birthday cake for Pumpkin

If you find a Seal in the Wild

For over 55 years the Sanctuary has been rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing those pups from our local coastline that find themselves in trouble, whether it be eye problems, respiratory infections and malnourishment to broken bones, pollution-related problems and being separated from their mother too soon.

Just like to remind you that if you discover a seal pup that is in distress or alone, please call the Seal Sanctuary on 01326 221361 and/or the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team on 01825 765546.

DO keep your distance; DON´T attempt to handle the pup; DON´T attempt to put the pup in the sea; DON´T ignore the situation;
DO tell the appropriate organisation.
Seals in the wild
If you have seen a seal disturbed in to the sea as a result of human activity or a dead seal, please call the Cornwall Wildlife Trust´s marine hotline: 0345 201 26 26.
Rescued Pups Update
Merlin and Octopus were rescued on 3rd October 2016, Grizzly Bear on 16th October 2016 and Loris on 17th October 2016.

Protect Our Seas and Wildlife!
Take Action Now to Help Protect our Seas for Future Generations.

SEA LIFE Trust and Marine Conservation Society are calling on the government to be ambitious when designating the next group of Marine Protected Areas, this must include all 34 of the priority sites Marine Conservation Society and the SEA LIFE Trust are championing.

The government must also ensure that all Marine Protected Areas around the UK are properly managed.
Marine Protected Areas
The question is have you signed the petition yet? If you haven´t already, please click here to sign the on-line petition to protect key areas around the UK´s coastline. #breedrescueprotect

The last day for the on-line petition is 30th November 2016.

Attraction´s Leaflet
Click here to download a printer friendly pdf version of the Sanctuary´s leaflet.
2016 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 and Merlin Annual Passes.

When you click here or on the button right, it will take you through to Merlin Entertainments´ 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), the card used 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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