SOS logo News Update Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Issue 125
December 2016

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Grey Seals, Badger and Sheba are in love! Sheba has a toyboy! Shhh! don´t tell Ray!
Badger and Sheba are in love!
The fabulous Ray. Do you follow Ray on his facebook page? if not, click on this link to follow.
Ray, Grey Seal
Atlanta ("Attie"), Grey Seal
Atlanta
Pumpkin, Grey Seal
Pumpkin
Willow, Grey Seal
Willow
Flipper (left) and Yulelogs (right), Grey Seals
Flipper and Yulelogs
Feeding time in the Convalescent Pool
Feeding time in the Convalescent Pool
Noito and Deigo, Patagonian Sea Lions
Noito and Deigo, Patagonian Sea Lions
Sunny, California Sea Lion
Sunny, California Sea Lion
Humboldt Penguins
Humboldt Penguins
Ponies - Muffin wearing his coat, Bracken and Tuppence
Ponies - Tuppence, Bracken and Muffin
Harris (left) and Apricot (right), Asian Short-Claw Otters
Harris and Apricot, Asian Short Claw Otters
Harris, Asian Short-Claw Otter, is playing with one of his enrichment toys.
Harris, Asian Short Claw Otters
Buddy, Bo and Babyface´s new friend Jarvis has joined them in the common seals enclosure as of 31st December 2016.
Common Seals
Steve, Pygmy Goat
Paddock
Deigo, Patagonian Sea Lion
Deigo, Patagonian Sea Lion
Rescued Seal Pups for 2016/17
December was a very busy time for the Animal Care Team with an influx of rescued seal pups, many picked up by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).

Pigs in Blanket (photo below), 6-8 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 4th December 2016 from Towan beach in Newquay, Robin, 6 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued on 5th December 2016 from Gwithian,
Pigs in Blanket
Artic Fox, 8 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued on 5th December 2016 from Duckpool beach near Bude, Snow Leopard, 6 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued on 12th December 2016 from Porthgwidden beach at St Ives, Polar Bear, 6 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 15th December 2016 from Fistral beach near Newquay, Reindeer, 4 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued on 15th December 2016 from Hawkers Cove near Padstow, Little Donkey, 4-5 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 17th December 2016 from Loe Bar beach.
Pups in nursery pool
Goose, 2-3 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 22nd December 2016 from Porthcothan beach, Penguin, 6 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 22nd December 2016 from St Loy, Turkey, 3 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued on 25th December 2016 from Marazion, Duck, 6 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 25th December 2016 from the beach at Treynarnon Bay and Hedgehog (photo below), 8 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 29th December 2016 from the beach at Trevaunance cove.
Hedgehog
Click on the rescued seal pups name below of your choice to see a photo taken between 27th and 31st December 2016.

Artic Fox, Bat, Duck, Goose, Hedgehog, Turkey, Penguin, Little Donkey, Reindeer, Polar Bear, Snow Leopard, Robin, Panda, Tiger, Otter (photo below), Giraffe, Panther, Platypus, Octopus, Merlin, Sheep and Honey Badger.
Otter

Photo Opportunity
Staff Photo
Staff Photo
Staff Photo
Staff Photo
Sea Pollution
Discarded fishing nets and pollution in our oceans are some of the main contributing factors that endanger marine wildlife. Always make sure you throw your rubbish away properly.
Sea Pollution

Post Monitoring of Seals
Here is a list of tagged seals spotted in the wild by members of the CSGRT around the coast of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly:-

Ken on 1st & 12th December 2016, Wonder Woman on 5th December 2016, Riley on 8th, 19th, 22nd & 28th December 2016, Petunia on 19th & 22nd December 2016, Elvis and Puffa on 19th December 2016, Snowdrop and Boo on 28th December 2016.

This information regarding tagged seals seen in the wild is copyright of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT).

If you find a Seal
in the Wild
For 60 years the Sanctuary has been rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing those pups from our local coastline that find themselves in trouble, whether it be eye problems, respiratory infections and malnourishment to broken bones, pollution-related problems and being separated from their mother too soon.

Just like to remind you that if you discover a seal pup that is in distress or alone, please call the Seal Sanctuary on 01326 221361 and/or the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team on 01825 765546.

DO keep your distance;
DON´T attempt to handle the pup;
DON´T attempt to put the pup in the sea;
DON´T ignore the situation;
DO tell the appropriate organisation.

If you have seen a seal disturbed in to the sea as a result of human activity or a dead seal, please call the Cornwall Wildlife Trust´s marine hotline: 0345 201 26 26.
Pup on beach being rescued from Gwithian

New Adoption Scheme
You can help support the work of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary as they care for their Residents and Rescued Seal Pups by joining the new Adoption Scheme.

Please keep an eye on the websites for more information.

Attraction´s Leaflet
Click here to download a printer friendly pdf version of the Sanctuary´s leaflet.

Dogs are Welcome
Did you know that the Cornish Seal Sanctuary loves well behaved dogs! Dogs are always welcome at the Sanctuary provided they are kept on a lead.

Please do not leave dog(s) in your car during your visit. Don´t forget to bring some poo bags with you to clear up after your dog(s).

Buy your Discount Entry Tickets in Advance
Don´t forget to purchase your entrance tickets for single admission tickets, family tickets, group tickets, school bookings, etc., on-line in advance and Save Money.

Plus you can also purchase SEA LIFE Annual Passes and Merlin Annual Passes.

When you click here or on the button right, it will take you through to Merlin Entertainments´ Official Cornish Seal Sanctuary website for the Best Price Guarantee.
BOOK YOUR TICKETS ONLINE
A Frequent Question: I´m on holiday in the area and can´t print my tickets

Answer: Although it is preferable and quicker if the front of house staff have a printed copy of your ticket, you can still book your tickets online in advance and make savings if you bring along the booking reference number (or can show the email confirmation on a mobile device) and some ID that matches the booking name. The Front of House Staff can then check the records and allow entry from there.

This news update has been put together by volunteers/supporters of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

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