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Issue 166
October 2019

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Ray celebrates his 18th Birthday
The staff made Ray a very special fishy birthday cake and some toys to share with his pool partners.

He had the best time celebrating his 18th birthday (as did the team!).

Ray´s Happy 18th Birthday Video
Ray the famous seal celebrates his 18th Birthday


Seal Pups 2019/20 Rescue Season
Noddy Noddy, a male common seal pup, was rescued from Porth beach on 1st October 2019.

The pup was found to be malnourished with a high temperature.
Hungry Caterpillar, a male whitecoat seal pup, was rescued from a beach near Crackington Haven on 4th October 2019.

The pup was found with wounds to his body.
Hungry Caterpillar - Photo taken on 11th October 2019
Little Miss Sunshine - Photo taken on 11th October 2019 Little Miss Sunshine, a female whitecoat seal pup, was rescued from a beach in St Ives Bay on 5th October 2019. Click here or below to see a selection of photos of Little Miss Sunshine arriving at the Sanctuary´s hospital.

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Little Miss Sunshine Little Miss Sunshine
Peppa Pig, female grey seal pup, was rescued on 5th October 2019 from Porthminster beach.

This seal was found very underweight weighing just 12kgs.
Peppa Pig
Bridget Jones Bridget Jones, female grey seal pup, was rescued on 8th October 2019 from Portreath.

This seal pup was found underweight, dehydrated with puncture wounds to her body. Weighed 15kgs.
Milo, male whitecoat grey seal pup, was rescued on 9th October 2019 from Sauton Sands.

The seal pup was found with unusual lacerations around his body. Weighed 21kgs.

Photo Credit : Louise Round BDMLR
Milo - Photo Credit Louise Round - BDMLR
Smee Smee, female grey seal pup, was rescued on 10th October 2019 from Porthkidney beach.

The seal pup was found with an infected wounds. Weighed 18kgs.
Miss Trunchbull, female grey seal pup, was rescued on 24th October 2019 from St Just, Cape Cornwall.

This seal pup was found dehydrated, high temperature and superficial wound to front left flipper. Weighed 17kgs.

Photo Credit : Andy Cowie BDMLR
Miss Trunchbull - Photo credit - Andy Cowie
Pippin Pippin, 5-6 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 28th October 2019 from Tintagel beach.

The seal pup was found with an infected wound on right rear hock with superficial wound front flippers.
Click on an image below to see short videos of Hungry Caterpillar, Pong, Little Miss Sunshing, Arwen, Mowgli, Noddy, Elsa, some of the rescued seal pups in the hospital at the Sanctuary
Hungry Caterpillar rescued pup in the hospital on 11th October 2019 Pong rescued seal pup in the hospital on 11th October 2019 Little Miss Sunshine arrives on 11th October 2019 Arwen on 11th October 2019
Mowgli in the hospital 11th October 2019 Noddy rescued common seal pup in the hospital on 11th October 2019 Elsa, rescued seal pup, on 11th October 2019


Photo Gallery
Tuppence Bracken
Tuppence, Tamara, Bracken and Grace Noito - Patagonian Sea Lion
Diego - Patagonian Sea Lion Linda and Paul Bennett with Jana, the Sanctuarys General Manager
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Mikolaj doing some enrichment training with Aayla! Joe feeding Jinx
Yulelogs Pumpkin
Atlanta Cornish Seal Sanctuary
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Sanctuary´s New Ambassador
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is so excited to announce their new Ambassador, Hannah Stitfall, Wildlife Presenter and Producer @hannahstitfallnature has come on board to help with the work rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing seal pups from around the coastline.
Hannah Stitfall, Wildlife Presenter and Producer Hannah joined the Staff on 19th October 2019 to meet the residents and this year´s rescued pups. Hannah said "The more connections people make with the natural world, the more memories they will have, the more they will care about it and in turn protect it. The work carried out here in Cornwall to rescue and rehabilitate injured and distressed seals is of vital importance, vital work which they should be very proud of."

The team are very excited for Hannah to join the Sanctuary family and hope you are all excited by this fantastic collaboration!


If you find a Seal in the Wild
For over 60 years the Sanctuary has been rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing pups from the Cornish coastline and beyond 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.
A quick reminder 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.
Pup


#putpupsfirst Campaign
Each season the Cornish Seal Sanctuary rehabilitates over 70 seal pups that have been rescued for various reasons, from malnourishment to being separated from their mum.
putpupsfirst Campaign As it is now the grey seal pup season here in Cornwall, the Sanctuary are starting their #putpupsfirst campaign to help anyone who comes across a seal pup whilst on the beach or exploring the Cornish coastline.

The staff would love for you to share this post, using the hashtag #putpupsfirst so we can help our wild seals by more people being aware of how to behave around them and their pups.


360° Virtual Reality Seal Pup Experience
During your next visit to the Seal Sanctuary why not take part in the Exclusive 360° Virtual Reality Seal Pup Experience, bringing you face to face with rescued seal pups on their journey to being released back into the wild.

Learn about the rescue work, see behind the scenes of the seal hospital and join the pups for feeding time.
Exclusive 360 deg Virtual Reality Seal Pup Experience
Post Release Monitoring of Seals
With each update we will name any 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:-
Riley seen on 10th, 17th and 31st October 2019 Orion on 3rd, 10th, 24th, 28th & 31st October 2019,
Petunia on 3rd & 24th October 2019,
Snowdrop on 10th, 17th & 24th October 2019,
Riley (
photo left) on 10th, 17th & 31st October 2019,
Panther, Rupert and Wonder Woman on 17th October 2019,
Harry on 17th & 31st October 2019,
Beast on 24th & 31st October 2019,
Sam on 28th October 2019,
A-Ha on 31st October 2019.
This above information regarding tagged seals seen in the wild is copyright of the CSGRT.



Souvenir
Guide Books
Christmas
Fayre
Here is the front cover of the latest Sanctuary´s Guide book.

If during your next visit you purchase a copy, the profits go towards the care of the rescued seal pups in the hospital.
Join the Seal Sanctuary on 14th & 15th December 2019 between 11am and 4pm for a festive Christmas Fayre.

This will be held in Sanctuary´s reception building so whatever the weather come along and do some Christmas shopping!
Souvenir Guide Book Christmas Fayre - 14th and 15th December 2019


Animal
Adoptions
Dogs are
Welcome
Leaflet
for 2019!
A special way to honour a birthday, special occasion or to commemorate the life of a loved one, while supporting an important cause.

To purchase an adoption, simply call the Seal Sanctuary on 01326 221361 or purchase your adoption pack during your visit!   Please click here for more details.
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).
Click here to download a printer friendly pdf version of the Sanctuary´s leaflet.
Animal Adoptions Dogs are always welcome Latest leaflet


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

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