Sanctuary Releases Last Pups of the Season

A group of seal pups rescued from the Cornish coastline have been released back into the wild, after their time in rehabilitation at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

These pups are the last big group to be released after another busy pup season in Cornwall, which saw more than 50 pups rescued since Autumn 2021.

Saved from various spots around the Cornish coastline, each has spent the last few months in rehab, being nursed to full health before making their journey back into the wild.
Seals released back into the wild on 13th April 2022
Tamara Cooper, Curator at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, says "It´s been another incredibly busy winter for our rescue partners British Divers Marine Life Rescue and our animal care team here at the Sanctuary. With more than 50 pups rehabbed throughout the season, they have certainly kept us all busy!

This at the heart of what we do - to provide expert care for sick, injured, or distressed seals and other marine animals in need of help who are found around our shores.

With changes to climate, such as more frequent storms, dangers of plastic pollution and human disturbance, there are a number of reasons why seals might be rescued and brought to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary throughout the year.

Our job is to do everything we can to get those seals back into the wild and support this species for generations to come."
Seals released back into the wild on 13th April 2022
On average, it costs around £2,000 to rescue and rehabilitate a seal for release, which is funded entirely by donations and visits to the charity´s site in Gweek, Helston.

Each pup is monitored and treated in our Seal Hospital, before being moved into the rehabilitation pools for ongoing support before heading back into the wild.

Press Release issued by the Cornish Seal Sanctuary
For more details, please contact Hazel King and Tamara Cooper on 01326 221361
Issue Date: 13th April 2022