Snoopy, our resident grey seal SNOOPY, a female grey seal, arrived at the Seal Sanctuary on the 26th of October 2004.

The sanctuary was contacted by the Keepers of Whipsnade Wild Animal Park after Snoopy´s companion died earlier that year, with hope of providing a home for her. Snoopy made the long journey from London to Cornwall.

Snoopy, who was born at Edinburgh zoo, had been a resident at Whipsnade for 22 years, where she had shared her enclosure with a common seal.
Magnus (photo right), an adult male grey seal, was in 1990, the first seal to be re-homed at the Sanctuary from Edinburgh.

Founder Ken Jones was contacted by the media to prevent Magnus being euthanased, after the death of his partner in Scotland.
Snoopy, resident grey seal As both Snoopy and Magnus had been at Edinburgh at the same time, Dr Boyle wondered if there was a chance that Snoopy and Magnus were related. So the sanctuary contacted Edinburgh Zoo, and subsequent research confirmed that Snoopy was the daughter of Magnus!

″This news has definitely surprised all the staff at the Sanctuary, as they were originally told Magnus was the laziest seal at Edinburgh Zoo.″ said Glenn
Upon arrival at the sanctuary, Snoopy spent a few days in a nursery pool before joining her dad and the other residents in the convalescent pool. However, Red, a rescued grey seal pup, couldn´t wait to say hello to the new resident and was found the next morning in nursery pool 2, poor Snoopy must have had the shock of her life.

Red had managed to squeeze himself under the gate to join Snoopy who was keeping as far away from Red as possible!

Click here to read about Snoopy and her dad
Snoopy, resident grey seal
Snoopy, resident grey seal In late May 2019 Snoopy sadly passed away. This year Snoopy had struggled to complete her spring moult and had been on and off her food for almost a month. She was also showing signs of discomfort and had not responded to antibiotics or pain relief. After she took a turn for the worse the vet was called and the very difficult decision was made to let her go in dignity. Her initial post mortem has shown she had some large uterine tumours. Click here to read more.

Click here to see a selection of photos of Snoopy via our flickr account.

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