New arrival at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary!


Staff and visitors are very pleased to welcome a new resident to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, a two year old grey seal.

Currently known as "Annie", she is undergoing a name change where the Sanctuary team members have put in name suggestions for her and the winning name will be chosen later this month.
Annie at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Annie at Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary Annie was rescued from Donna Nook in 2014 after being separated from her mother. She was rehabilitated at Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary and released on the 7th November 2014.

Unfortunately Annie was re-rescued on the 11th May 2015 by Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary from Kilnsea near Withernsea. She was suffering from severe hair loss, lethargy and she had lacerations to her left flank.

Photo left: Annie at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary picture taken in June 2015
Annie began her rehabilitation but blood tests found she was suffering with an under-active thyroid which would have been the reason for her hair loss.

The vet prescribed Annie a thyroid treatment which Annie began in May. She has responded very well to the treatment and has managed to moult a new coat of fur this year. This unfortunately means this treatment will be required for the rest of Annie´s life to keep her fit and well.
Annie at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Annie at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary The Cornish Seal Sanctuary was very happy to offer Annie a permanent home at the Sanctuary, and she moved to Gweek on the 5th November 2015.

Tamara, Head of Animal Care said "Annie spent a few days in our nursery pools to make sure she was feeding well before being moved into the convalescent pool. She immediately caught the attention of our young male grey seal Badger and she has settled in quickly."
Annie fed very well on her first feed in the main pool and has already shown herself to be very inquisitive and agile.

"Annie will play an important role in teaching our rescued pups going through rehabilitation social skills and providing them feed competition! She will also be a fantastic playmate for Badger (photo right), our young male grey seal" said Tamara.
Badger

Press Release issued by the Cornish Seal Sanctuary
For more details, please contact Georgina Shannon on 01326 221361
Issue Date: 18th November 2015


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