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Issue 163
June 2019


Happy 1st Birthday Squidge
The lovely Animal Care Team celebrated Squidge´s first birthday in early June 2019.

Squidge really enjoyed the attention because, can you keep a secret, he thinks he is not a Humboldt Penguin but their special baby!

Click here to watch a short video of the animal care team singing Happy Birthday to Squidge.
Wishing Squidge a very Happy 1st Birthday

2018/19 Season - Seal Pups Rescues
A-ha, Joy Division, Rubik´s Cube, Strawberry Shortcake and Whitney Houston will be released back in to the wild in the next few weeks.

From Sunrise to Sunset - The SEA LIFE Trust launches first 24-Hour Global Beach Clean Event
Sea Life Beach Clean Volunteers were asked to join The Cornish Seal Sanctuary on the 8th of June 2019 as part of a global event to support World Oceans Day.

The 24 hours of beach cleaning was captured in photos with camera partner Olympus and SEA LIFE asked volunteers to take pictures and post their best "24 Hour Global Beach Clean" pictures with the hashtag #24HourGlobalBeachClean. Click here to read more.

Photo Gallery
Willow Convalescent Pool
Common Seal Pool - Training and Feeding time Common Seal Pool - Training and Feeding time
Atlanta and Bananarama Convalescent Pool
Grace feeding Noito Natalie feeding Deigo
Grace feeding the Penguins Harris, Asian Short Clawed Otter
Steve This beautiful Dachshund is enjoying her doggie ice cream

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 being checked by staff at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary

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:-
CSGRT logo Alpha was seen on 6th & 20th June 2019,
Harry on 6th June 2019,
Orion on 3rd, 13th, 16th, 17th & 20th June 2019,
Woody on 16th June 2019,
Polar Bear on 20th June 2019 and
Whist on 22nd June 2019.

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

Dogs are
New 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.

As from 1st May 2019
to mid September 2019
Opening Times
11am - 5pm with
Last Admissions at 3.30pm
Animal Adoptions Dogs are always welcome Latest leaflet

Dates for Beach Cleans at Coverack
Get out your diaries! Here is a list of all the beach cleans for this year!

The next one is planned for:-

Tuesday 2nd July 2019 between 11am and 12noon

at Coverack beach

Click here for more information.
Beach clean dates for 2019

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

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