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Seal Sanctuary in Cornwall reopens hospital for pups

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary cares for more than 50 pups every season. Credit: ITV West Country

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary re-opens its hospital today, 17 October, following a £50,000 renovation.

The centre for injured pups, based in the village of Gweek, will also be celebrating its 60th anniversary next year.

As Cornwall's only seal rescue centre, the sanctuary cares for more than 50 pups every season.

The new facilities mean more injured pups can be cared for.

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Cold snap, what cold snap? Seals lap up the sunshine

It may be chilly but at least someone is still making the most of the sunny weather.

The grey seals at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary have been taking full advantage and spending all their time hauled out on the side of the pool basking in the rays.

The grey seals are spending all their time hauled out on the side of the pool basking in the rays Credit: Cornish Seal Sanctuary

It’s great to see them all hauled out enjoying the sun shine, we have our sun canopies up around the pool to provide them with shade but they are really lapping up any sun we are getting at the moment!

– Tamara Cooper, Curator at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary

The team have given the seals ice blocks with fish inside to help them keep cool.

They also enjoy the hose the team use throughout the day, which they love playing with.

Credit: Cornish Seal Sanctuary

It’s very common for seals to haul out in the sunshine. Seals in the wild will often come out of the water to relax on the beach, they can be there for a while perfectly happy

– Tamara Cooper, Curator at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary

The Sanctuary have rescued 64 grey seal pups this season.

They successfully released nine seal pups this week, but if you wanted to visit the sanctuary, rest assured - they still have plenty of rescued seal pups to see!

Credit: Cornish Seal Sanctuary

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