Spooky Happenings at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary

With pup rescue season in full swing, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary have had 12 pups admitted to the Seal Hospital, however, this season has proved far from typical so far.

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary primarily rehabilitates grey seal pups, as this is the seal species most commonly found around the Cornish coastline. However, this season started with the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) being called out to rescue two Common Seals (photo right) and a Ringed Seal.
Muddy All three required rescuing and were admitted to the sanctuary hospital, and are now recovering at the Sanctuary and going through rehabilitation.

"Muddy" (photo left), a rescued Ringed Seal, is the first Ringed Seal on record to ever be admitted to the Sanctuary. There have been only around a dozen Ringed Seals recorded in the UK in the last 200 years.
The two Common Seals rescued this season, named "Icy" and "Jarvis" (photo right), are also unusual for the Sanctuary to be looking after, as Common Seals are predominantly found around the Northern coastline.

Tamara Cooper, Curator at the Sanctuary "The season has definitely begun far from typical this year! We have had a boost in terms of Pups being rehabilitated with us this season as well as having Common Seals and a Ringed Seal recovering at the Sanctuary."
Seal "We have since had a steady stream of grey seal pups that have required medics to attend to them and bring them into the seal hospital for the team to care for."

To get into the Halloween spirit, the Sanctuary team will be naming all rescued seal pups that come in over the Halloween period Halloween themed animal names, such as "Tarantula" and "Vampire squid"!
As well having a full hospital with rescued pups, the Sanctuary will also be launching their "Haunted Hallows" event over half-term. From 22nd - 30th October, the Sanctuary is inviting guests to walk their Witches Wood trail, explore the Madness Maze, and get hands on with some creepy crafts.

There will also be spooky storytelling as well as a Yucky Dip! The Sanctuary will still be running all their talks and feeds throughout the day for visitors to enjoy.
Haunted Hallows

Press Release issued by the Cornish Seal Sanctuary
For more details, please contact Georgina Shannon on 01326 221361
Issue Date: 13th October 2016

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