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Issue 167
November 2019


Christmas Fayre on 14th & 15th December 2019
Join the Seal Sanctuary during the weekend of 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!

There will be a range of fantastic local businesses stalls in the reception.
Christmas Fayre

Stockings for the Seals
How do you fancy helping Santa to treat the Sanctuary´s seals this Christmas? On Christmas day the staff try and make it an extra special one for the animals. This year, the Sanctuary are holding "Stockings for the Seals" again and you can help to make their day. By donating a small amount, you can give a gift to the animal of your choice (including the otters, sea lions, penguins and stable animals too!)

You can either do this at the Sanctuary, or if you aren´t able to make it in, you can call on 01326 221361. The Staff can even send out a gift certificate for donations over £10.

On Christmas day members of the Animal Care team will share a video of all the animals getting some treats!
Stockings for the Seals

Rescued Seal Pups 2019/20
Eeyore Photo left: Eeyore

Popeye, Frodo and Super-Worm have completed their rehabilitation and were released back into the wild on 15th November 2019 at Dollar Cove.
Photo Gallery
We hope you enjoy the selection of photos taken during this month, click here or on the photo of your choice below to see a larger version of the image.
Beautiful Sheba, its her birthday next month! Are you following Ray on his facebook page?
Sheba Ray
Noito and Diego - Patagonian Sea Lions Humboldt Penguins
Noito and Diego - Patagonian Sea Lions Humboldt Penguins
Jarvis - Common Seal André - Californian Sea Lion
Common Seal André - Californian Sea Lion
Bananarama loves Surfing! Bananarama and Willow
Bananarama surfing! Willow enjoying herself eating what was left of a conger eel as Bananarama relaxes on her surf board!
Handsome Flipper Elliot with Badger and Pumpkin
Flipper Elliot with Badger and Pumpkin
Mikolaj assisting Little Miss Sunshine to eat! André shouting for his breakfast!
Mikolaj helping rescued seal pup Little Miss Sunshine to eat a fish with Noddy and Elsa looking on André - Californian Sea Lion
Wet and rainy winter´s day at the Seal Sanctuary More fish pleeeeaaaasssseeeeee?
Wet and rainy day at seal sanctuary but it is the best time of the year! Cornish Seal Sanctuary
These beautiful dachshunds prepared for the rain! The Team trying to look happy in the rain!
These two beautiful dachshunds were well prepared for the rain when they visited the seal sanctuary with their mummies! Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Video Gallery
Click on an image below to see short videos of Bananarama, Captain Underpants, Eeyore, Jorge, Katniss, Milo, Mr Darcy, Pablo and Smegol.
Bananarama on 22nd November 2019 Captain Underpants - 22nd November 2019 Eeyore on 22nd November 2019 Jorge on 22nd November 2019 Katniss on 22nd November 2019
Milo on 22nd November 2019 Mr Darcy on 22nd November 2019 Pablo on 22nd November 2019 Smegol on 22nd November 2019

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:-
Harry, Panther, Platypus and Snowdrop on 7th November 2019,
Orion on 7th & 11th November 2019,
Shuttle on 11th November 2019,
Rocket Dog and Ugg on 18th November 2019.

This above information regarding tagged seals seen in the wild is copyright of the CSGRT.

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.

#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

Dogs are
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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