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Issue 153
October 2018

Rescued Seal Pups 2018/19
Care Bear, 5 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 3rd October 2018 from Loe Bar, Porthleven by some of the members of the Animal Care Team staff.

The pup had wounds to his rear flippers which received antibiotic treatment and were cleaned by the team.
Polurrian, 3 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued on 11th October 2018 from Widemouth Bay, 3 miles south of Bude along the Atlantic coast of Cornwall. This pup was found with lots of very sore bite wounds on flippers and body (hence the blue antibiotic spray!).
Photo Credit: Ado Shorland - BDMLR
Care Bear Polurrian
Pepsi, 2 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 13th October 2018 from Praa Sands. This pup was found with a few superficial wounds all over her body and a large puncture wound on her rear left flipper. Shirley, 2 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 13th October 2018 from Praa Sands. This pup had a fever and large open infected wounds to her flipper and body.
Pepsi Shirley
Blondie, 4 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 17th October 2018 from Portheras Cove, Pendeen. This pup was found malnourished. Pretty Woman, Pretty Woman, approximately 3 months old female common seal pup, was rescued on 19th October 2018 from Porthmeor beach St Ives.
Blondie Pretty Woman
He-Man, 4 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued on 24th October 2018 from Downderry, Looe, Terminator, is in the convalescent pool for his final stage of rehabilitation before he is returned to the wild in the next month.
He-Man Terminator
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Madonna Mullet
Scrunchie Wham
Scrunchie Wham
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.
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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:-
Rupert on 4th October 2018
Sam on 8th October 2018
Beast on 9th, 11th, 17th, 18th and 30th October 2018
Boo and Riley on 11th October 2018
Rocket Dog on 11th and 18th October 2018
Spiderman on 18th October 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.

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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