Seal Release 13th June 2017|
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary had their final pup release of 2017 with five female grey seal pups being released back into the wild on 13th June 2017.
It was a very quick release; it didn´t take them very long to venture out into the sea and were soon immersed amongst the waves.
Grey seal pups
were released at Dollar Cove, Gunwalloe. The planned release is a major operation involving several members of the Sanctuary team.
The rehabilitation pool was drained, and then each pup was herded into a cage and then transferred to a trailer which was then driven onto the beach to be safely released.
Usually as soon as a pup has reached 40kgs and has received a clean bill of health they are then released back into the wild. This season the Sanctuary has rescued 51 grey seal pups.
There are a variety of reasons as to why grey seal pups need to be rescued, from malnutrition to being separated from their mum at just a few days old.
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