News Update News Update Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Issue 188
May 2021


Meet the Sanctuary´s latest new Ambassador!
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary The Cornish Seal Sanctuary are absolutely over the moon to introduce you all to their latest addition to the Sanctuary´s Ambassadors´ family, Meet Nina Constable!

Nina Constable is an award winning documentary filmmaker focussing on stories of conservation of our wildlife and wild spaces and those dedicated to their restoration and protection. Click here to read more.

Rescued Seal Pups 2020/21
The whereabouts of the pups in the outside pools on 15th May 2021:-

Nursery pool 1 - Stew and Schnitzel
Nursery pool 2 - Gherkin and Jammie Dodgers
Rehabilitation pool - Bratwurst, Charsiu, Croissant, Dosa, Falafel, Jambalaya and Yoghurt

Photo right: On the side of the pool - Charsiu (left) and Croissant (right)
Rehabilitation Pool
These photos of the rescued seal pups were taken on 15th May 2021. Click here or on the image of your choice below to see a larger version. Enjoy!
Bratwurst Charsiu Croissant Dosa Falafel
Fajital Gherkin Jambalaya Jammie Dodgers Noodle
Schnitzel Stew Yoghurt
Jurgen Jurgen was rescued by the RSPCA from Abereiddy, Dyfed in Pembrokeshire on the 21st of May 2021 after being found separated from his mum due to a period of rough seas. Jurgen was found malnourished and exhausted.

Click here to read more.
It was time to say farewell to Bratwurst, Croissant, Charsiu, Dosa, Falafel, Jammie Dodgers and Yoghurt who have completed their rehabilitation and were released back into the wild from Dollar Cove on 26th May 2021.

Click here to watch a short video of the seal release.
Seal Release - 26th May 2021

Beaver Nursery
Say hello to the rescued baby beaver boy....Norbert!! Thank you to everyone who commented and suggested names. Norbert will be in the Beaver Nursery for a little while as he grows and learns his essential beaver skills. Click here to watch a short video.

If you´re planning a visit over the next few weeks, make sure to visit the Secret Creek, and see if you can spot adorable Norbert in the Beaver Nursery!
A huge thank you to everyone who donated - please email to receive your invitation to Norbert´s release into the Secret Creek enclosure!

Photo Gallery
We hope you enjoy the selection of photos taken this month, click here or on the photo of your choice below to see a larger version.

Dogs are
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.

Click here to view the latest Sanctuary´s map.
Animal Adoptions Dogs are always welcome Leaflet for 2021

Put Pups First Text Seal Virtual Shop
Hannah Stitfall, Megan McCubbin, Lucie Donlan and Doug Allan asking you to help them to "Put Pups First", with some basic guidelines on what to do with seal pups you come across on the coastline and how you can help the Seal Sanctuary to help them, by supporting the appeal. If you would like to support the Sanctuary on a monthly basis, it is so easy for you to donate. Simply text* SEAL to 70470 to donate £5 each month.

*Texts cost £5 plus 2 standard rate messages
To help support the rehabilitation work or support by purchasing a gift from the Cornish Seal Sanctuary´s online Virtual Shop.
Put Pups First Simply Text SEAL to 70470 Virtual Shop

Post Release Monitoring of Seals
Each update we will include any tagged seals spotted in the wild by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT) from around the coast of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly:-

Tim Tam on 2nd May 2021
The Shining on 3rd May 2021
Mr Darcy on 31st May 2021

(c) Photos Credits : Tim Tam (left) by Kat Gale-Ross & Mr Darcy (right) by Sue Sayer of the CSGRT
The above information regarding tagged seals seen in the wild is copyright of the CSGRT.

By monitoring the behaviour of seals after release back into the wild, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and the CSGRT can use this information to define the best practice standards and policies that they can share with the international rescue community.

Each seal´s fur pattern is unique and enables the CSGRT volunteers track them for life. Seals face many challenges, yet we all depend on them to balance our marine ecosystem. This is essential to make the oxygen we breathe. Seals are our globally rare wildlife tourist attraction, helping diversify coastal economic prosperity.

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

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