Huge thanks to BDMLR medics for all the time and energy they have put into giving these young seals a second chance and to the skilled and dedicated Animal Care Team who nurse these seals back to health and fitness.
Buckaroo, Cranium and Go have completed their rehabilitation at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.
The seal pups were returned to the wild on 6th June 2016at Gwithan.
The very final injured rescued seal pup of the season of 2015/16 was released back into Cornish waters on 6th July 2016. Crossword was found at Trevaunance Cove near St Agnes back on 22nd May 2016.
Crossword was about five months old but had a series of minor bite wounds, cuts and scrapes to her flippers, and was running a temperature.
She was also very dehydrated, and the Animal Care Team thought she would need a lengthy stay, but she responded really well to treatment and was soon building stamina and piling on weight in the outdoor convalescent pool. Click here to read Crossword´spress release.
Click here to see a few photos of Crossword´s being released.
Click here to see photos taken by Sherry Robinson of Crossword´s release.
With a great joint effort, rescue volunteers from Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust, BDMLR and the Cornish Seal Sanctuary went to the aid of a young seal which had been monitored for a few weeks with monofilament netting around it´s neck.
On 13th July 2016 Sue Sayer had gone to see if the entangled seal was back on the beach, as she reached the clifftop she took a deep breath before peering over and was greeted by the sight of the target seal fast asleep in the middle of the beach!
Click here to read more about this amazing rescue on the CSGRT´s website with lots of great photos.
Well done to everyone who was involved in this rescue!
It was a Brilliant Team Work.
You can teach an old Seal new "tricks"!
The Animal Care Team make a break through with Europe´s oldest Common Seal, Babyface. Training is a really important part of the day to day care of the residents at the Sanctuary. It allows the Animal Care Team to ask the residents to present body parts for inspection, weigh them, trim their claws, administer medicine and so much more.
Not only is training important for their care, it is also good fun for the seals and can give them a lot of mental and physical stimulation.
Senior Aquarist Rob has been re-united with Asian Short-Clawed Otter "Apricot" whilst working at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.
Rob began working with Apricot back in 2013 at the National SEA LIFE Centre in Birmingham, where he is the lead keeper of the Otters and is responsible for their enrichment, training and enclosure development.
When Rob took on the role of Curator at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary as secondment, he was excited to be reunited with Apricot again.
Click here to read more.
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 during the Summer 2016:-
A huge Thank You to everyone who took part to raise awareness and money for The Whale and Dolphin Conservation charity which took place on 26th June 2016 at eleven Sea Life centres around the UK near you.
VIP Sea Lion Experience
Get up close and personal with the VIP Southern Sea Lion Feeding experience at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary where you can feed the resident Southern Sea Lions,Noito & Diego, in an experience like no other in Cornwall! Click here for more details.
In summer 2013 Jessica Hirons completed her first 300 mile round Cornwall walk for Grey Seals and she is now planning her next big challenge.
Originally completing the walk in 20 days (average of 15 miles a day) she has decided to repeat the challenge but this time up her game and complete in 11 days meaning an average daily mileage of 26!!
Yes 11 marathons in 11 days!! Click here to read more.
Wish List Gifts
Help the Seal Sanctuary to enrich the lives of the residents animals!
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary have an online wishlist of toys and equipment that the animals would love!
Lots of gifts to choose from if you would like to donate, many under £10.
Click here to visit the Sanctuary´s Wishlist page and choose which item, and request postage to:- The Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, Helston, Cornwall TR12 6UG.
Volunteer Work Placement Scheme
Are you over 18+ years old and would like to do some work experience or voluntary work at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Click here to learn more.
Why not adopt a creature and help to maintain first class animal care at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.
A special way to honour a birthday, special occasion or to commemorate the life of a loved one, while supporting an important cause.
Please click here for more details and to download a printer friendly PDF version of the sponsorship form or call 01326 221361 for more details.
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.
Also 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.
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), the card used 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.