Release of Cinders, Cyclops, Mowgli and Stitch|
On Tuesday 5th of June 2007 we arrived at the Sanctuary at 7am, as it was release day for Stitch, Cyclops, Cinders and Mowgli. After Mowgli´s television debut on 29th of May 2007 on BBC Springwatch, the film crew were keen to follow his release back to the wild. All the seals were weighed before being put into the trailer. All of them weighed over 40 kilos an excellent weight for release!
With the film crew following, Clare and Rachael headed for Gwithian for the release. For Clare and Rachael it was a special day, as they had rescued Cyclops. Rachael had also assisted in the rescue of Mowgli with Maz and Dan; however, it was now time to say good-bye. Also present at Mowgli´s release and saying a fond farewell were members of the Cornwall Seal Group and BDMLR who had also been present on the day of Mowgli's rescue.
Once on the beach, all the seals were a little hesitant before finally getting out the trailer and flopping down the beach. Without the dedication of the Animal Care Team, here at the National Seal Sanctuary, Mowgli and all the other seals, the Seal Sanctuary rescue every year would not survive.
Record of Seal Pups Returned to the Wild!