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Issue 137
October 2017

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Rescued Seal Pups 2017/18
It has been a very busy start to the 2017/18 rescue season with lots of pups arriving this month, some of the injuries are due to the recent storms we have been getting! Here are some of the pups rescued since the 4th of September 2017. Click on a photo of any of the rescued pups below to read their write up.
Morwenna, a rescued grey seal pup from the 2017/18 season Prudie, a rescued grey seal pup from the 2017/18 season Drake, a rescued grey seal pup from the 2017/18 season Kitty, a rescued grey seal pup from the 2017/18 season Rosie, a rescued grey seal pup from the 2017/18 season Alfred, a rescued grey seal pup from the 2017/18 season
Jewell, a rescued grey seal pup from the 2017/18 season Agatha, a rescued grey seal pup from the 2017/18 season Basset, a rescued grey seal pup from the 2017/18 season Verity, a rescued grey seal pup from the 2017/18 season Captain, a rescued grey seal pup from the 2017/18 season Demelza, a rescued grey seal pup from the 2017/18 season
Geoffrey, a rescued grey seal pup from the 2017/18 season Jinny, a rescued grey seal pup from the 2017/18 season Enys, a rescued grey seal pup from the 2017/18 season Damzel, a rescued grey seal pup from the 2017/18 season Valentine, a rescued grey seal pup from the 2017/18 season Winston, a rescued grey seal pup from the 2017/18 season
Dwight, a rescued grey seal pup from the 2017/18 season Grace, a rescued grey seal pup from the 2017/18 season Elijah, a rescued grey seal pup from the 2017/18 season Poldark, a rescued grey seal pup from the 2017/18 season

If you find a Seal in the Wild
For 60 years the Sanctuary has been rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing pups from the Cornish coastline and beyond 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.
A quick reminder 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.
Pup on beach being rescued from the beach at St Ives Bay
Post 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 5th October 2017, Neil, Puffa, Riley and Jubilee on 26th October 2017.
Photo below of Snowdrop with her pup. Click here to see a larger version of this photo taken by Sue Sayer of the CSGRT.
Snowdrop - Photo by Sue Sayer of the CSGRT
This information regarding tagged seals seen in the wild is copyright of the CSGRT.
An Urgent Appeal for 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 is 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
Seal rescue hospital relaunched with the help of Gillian Burke
The Seal Sanctuary celebrated the relaunch of the newly refurbished seal rescue hospital. Gillian Burke, a wildlife film maker and newest presenter on BBC´s much-loved Springwatch joined the team to officially launch the hospital.

During the summer, the Sanctuary began the hospital refurbishment to improve and upgrade their seal rescue hospital. The process took three months and the team were delighted to launch the hospital and be able to showcase the improvements.

Click here to read more.
Gillian (right) with Tamara (left) and Jana (middle)
Seal Rescue Girl
Celebrates Anniversary this month
Cornish Seal Sanctuary Curator Tamara Cooper celebrates 16 years of seal rescue.

Tamara has helped care for more than 700 rescued grey seal pups in her time at the Sanctuary, with well over 90-per-cent being successfully returned to the wild.

A two week "work-experience" posting to the Sanctuary when she was 20 only served to strengthen that ambition.

"I knew it was a career with wild animals that I really wanted." Click here to read more.
Tamara
Dog Show!
What an amazing day at the Sanctuary´s dog show on Sunday 29th October 2017. A huge thank you to everyone who came and helped make it a fantastic event. Finally a special well done to Kerensa and Shadow for winning best in show!

Photo by Ellie Smart
Kerensa and Shadow for winning best in show - Photo by Ellie Smart
Spooky Halloween
Hope you enjoyed Happy Halloween!

The residents were treated to some spooky treats, it wouldn´t be Halloween without one of Natalie´s Ice-Fish cakes!

Yulelogs really this! Don´t think the others had a look in!
Halloween 2017
Photo Gallery
We hope you enjoy the selection of photos taken during this month, just click here or on the photo of your choice below to see a larger version of the image.
Feeding time in the Convalescent Pool
Feeding time in the Convalescent Pool
Yulelogs
Yulelogs
Apricot and Harris
Apricot and Harris
Badger
Badger
Bo
Bo
Ray
Ray
Woodland Walk to the Otters
Woodland Walk  to the Otters
Stanley
Stanley
Steve, Pygmy Goat
Steve - Pygmy Goat
Ernie
Ernie
Adam and Kian in the Café
Adam and Kian in the cafe
What no more fish!
What no more fish
Noito
Noito
Harris
Harris
Sunny and André
Andre and Sunny
Babyface
Babyface
Penguins feeding time
Penguins feeding time
Woodland Walk
Woodland Walk
View across the Helford Estuary
View across the Helford Estuary
Bertie
Bertie
Marvin (left) and Dennis (right)
Marvin and Dennis
Rescued pup arriving at the Sanctuary
Rescued pup Demelza arriving at the seal sanctuary on 7th October 2017
Humboldt Penguins
Say hello to Lola, Gilbert, Piran, Godfrey, Pine, Ivy, Yoni and Waddles, the resident Humboldt Penguins...by clicking on their photos below.

Here are some interesting facts:- Humboldt Penguins can swim at around 20mph in the water! They will pair for life and can live for 20-30 years in the wild!

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.
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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