News Update News Update Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Issue 190
Summer 2021


Banana´s predictions for the Euro 2021 scores!
Banana has been along with us all for the Euros journey, so the Cornish Seal Sanctuary thought it was only right we honour her hard work predicting with a dedicated t-shirts!

All the funds raised from the sales of Banana´s t-shirts goes towards the care of the wonderful resident animals and also the pup rehabilitation work that takes place every season.
Banana predicted the Euro 2020 scores!
Banana predicted the Euro 2020 scores! The staff have so enjoyed sharing Banana´s predictions during the Euros, it has been so much fun not just for them but for Banana as part of her daily enrichment.

If you´ve enjoyed watching Banana make her predictions, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary love your support, by purchasing a t-shirt you are helping them look after Banana and her friends at the Sanctuary. Click here for more details.
You thought it was just Banana that was excited for the final?! On 10th July 2021 the Animal Care Team proudly sporting Sanctuary´s "In Banana we trust" t-shirts!

These are limited edition, and in honour of Banana´s incredible psychic skills over the Euros - all the money raised goes back into looking after Banana and her friends, as well as towards the pup rehabilitation work that takes place every season.
Banana predicted the Euro 2020 scores!
Banana predicted the Euro 2020 scores! What a journey it has been! We could not be more proud of our England football team, we hope you´ve enjoyed Banana´s predictions as much as we have - she´ll be raring to go again for the 2022 World Cup!

Celebrating Buddy´s birthday!
Buddy was so very happy with birthday fishie cake which the lovely Animal Care Team made for him.

Have you ever seen a seal happier for their cake!?

Car Sticker for 2021
Car Sticker for 2021 Make sure you pick up your free the Cornish Seal Sanctuary´s car sticker when you next visit!

They are on display in the gift shop and the reception area.

Sponsored walk in aid of the Seals
We wanted to share this amazing effort by Zach, who visits the Cornish Seal Sanctuary every time he is in Cornwall.

Zach decided to do a sponsored walk in aid of the seals, raising amazing
£250 that will go towards the care of the rescued pups.
Zach Zach walked an impressive 8 miles in just under 3 hours, we would love for you all to join us in giving Zach a massive well done and a huge thank you for fundraising for the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

If you´d like to find out more about you can fundraise for the Sanctuary, please visit

Rescued Seal Pups 2020/21
These photos of the remaining rescued seal pups for 2020/21 season, Fajita (nursery pool 4), Jurgen (nursery pool 3), Merry (nursery pool 4) and Taco (nursery pool 3), were taken on 31st July 2021.

Click here or on the image of your choice below to see a larger version. Enjoy!
Fajita Jurgen Merry Taco

Photo Gallery
We hope you enjoy the selection of photos taken in July 2021, 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 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 Shop.
Put Pups First Simply Text SEAL to 70470 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:-
Miss Trunchbull (right) on 2nd July 2021
Joy Division on 9th July 2021
Orion on 5th, 12th & 29th July, 4th, 5th, 9th, 12th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 27th & 31st August 2021
Sprout on 12th July 2021
Hannibal on 14th July 2021
Charles on 15th July 2021 & 4th August 2021
Petunia on 17th, 22nd & 26th July 2021

Photo credit: Andrea Fullwood and Stuart Beauchamp
Miss Trunchbull - Photo credit: Andrea Fullwood and Stuart Beauchamp
Hufflepuff on 4th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 17th & 30th July, 1st, 3rd, 9th, 11th, 14th, 24th & 26th August 2021
Snowdrop on 18th August 2021
Guinness on 18th & 21st July and 14th, 15th & 16th August 2021
Hungry Caterpillar on 16th, 18th, 22nd, 28th & 29th August 2021
Billie Jean on 12th, 21st, 23rd & 24th August 2021
The Shining, Jenga and A-Ha on 24th August 2021
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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