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Issue 132
May 2017

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Rescued Seal Pups 2016/17
Caiman is still in nursery pool 1 and getting over a urine infection. Fish, Flamingo, Lobster and Mantis Shrimp are in the convalescent pool and will be released back to the wild soon.
Gibbon, Piranha, Robin, Wallaby and Wolf were released back into the wild on 18th May 2017. Seal Release - 18th May 2017
Jinx is still in the hospital recovering from an upset stomach, she will be moved down to the outside pool in the coming week.

Resident Grey Seals
Badger has now been moved into the big boy pool so Ray can have the girls all to himself in the convalescent pool.
Badger seems to be getting on with Marlin, Pumpkin and Yulelogs!

Photo right courtesy of Natalie from the Animal Care Team
Badger, Marlin, Pumpkin and Yulelogs - photo by Natalie of the Animal Care Team
The fabulous resident seal "Ray" wants to know if you are following him on his facebook page? if not, please click on this link to follow Ray.

Conservation Weekend
Local conservation and animal welfare groups headed to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary earlier this month on 20th & 21st May 2017 to talk to the public about the good work that goes on in the county.

Groups who joined the Cornish Seal Sanctuary at the 42-acre site included the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, RSPB, ERCCIS, Sea Life Trust and Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT).

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary featured an amazing dolphin rescue demonstration by some members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team and visitors were able to get up close to some bats from Cornwall Bat Group, harvest mice from Cornwall Mammal Group, hedgehogs from Paws & Prickles and a skunk from Porfell Wildlife Park.
Field Mouse Field Mouse
Skunk Skunk from the Wildlife Park
Skunk (how cute is this skunk) Skunk from the Wildlife Park
Visitors learnt about different types of shells we find on beaches Learning about shells

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

Reindeer on 4th May 2017, Ken and Spiderman on 4th & 22nd May 2017, Boo on 11th May 2017 and Rupert on 15th May 2017.

This information regarding tagged seals seen in the wild is copyright of the CSGRT.
Also this month Shrek was seen on 29th May 2017
and
Hulk (photo right) on 31st May 2017 by Anna of the Scilly Seal Snorkelling
Photo of Hulk (C) Anna of the Scilly Seal Snorkelling
Become an Octonaut Octo-Glow Explorer

Join the Octonauts on a brand new deep sea adventure and see the ocean in a whole new light between 27th May and 11th June 2017.

CBeebies´ most intrepid ocean explorers will be inviting younger children and their families to become honorary recruits of the Octonauts crew and join their special mission to uncover the secret world of glow in the dark sea creatures.   Click here for more information.
Octonaut Octo-Glow Explorer

Visitors Photo
Andrew Heron took the photo below during his visit to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary during the weekend of 6th/7th May 2017.

Andrew said "this shot of a very laid-back Pumpkin, it´s always good to see how much he´s improved since 2010. Thanks to everyone for an enjoyable visit."
Photo by Andrew Heron

If You Discover a
Seal Pup in the Wild!
If you should discover a seal pup that seems to be in distress, or is alone, what you do next could mean the difference between life and death for the animal.

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.

Please call the Cornish Seal Sanctuary on 01326 221361 and/or the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team on 01825 765546.
Seal Pups on the beach

Hunstanton SEA LIFE

A beautiful feel good story from our friends at Hunstanton SEA LIFE.

Their first ever Humboldt Penguin chick born on 3rd May 2017 at their Sanctuary.

What an amazing job they´ve done with this little guy.
Penguin Chick at Hunstanton SEA LIFE
Click here to read the article in the Online Norfolk EDP news and click here for Sea Life´s press release.

Video from the BBC News website.
Penguin Chick at Hunstanton SEA LIFE - photo taken on 28th May 2017

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.

Also don´t forget to bring some poo bags with you to clear up after your dog(s).
Dogs are Welcome

Leaflet for 2017
Click here to download a printer friendly pdf version of the Sanctuary´s leaflet.


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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