A group of injured or abandoned young grey seals have been released into the wild after being cared for by the Cornish Seal SanctuaryRead the full story ›
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.
Keepers at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek have created a pretty impressive 'fish cake' in honour of one of their elderly residentsRead the full story ›
Staff at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary are planning a DNA check of two rescued all-black seal pups to see if they could be related.Read the full story ›
A rare black seal pup abandoned by his mum when only two weeks old will need lifelong medical care.
Grey seal pup Badger was rescued from the Isles of Scilly last November with wounds thought to have been inflicted by other seals.
He has since been looked after at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, where he has now been diagnosed with a permanent thyroid condition requiring regular medication.
Without regular treatment Badger would die. He responded so well to antibiotics and other treatment when he first arrived, we were confident he would soon be resuming life in the wild.
Unfortunately his condition soon deteriorated again, and that was when it was discovered he has an under-active thyroid.
Badger is the only one of 62 seal pups rescued by the Sanctuary over the winter who has not since been released.
Happily, Badger now seems to have no problems socialising with the other residents who have given him a warm welcome.
We went to film Badger at the Sanctuary. He certainly knows his way around the water.
A 'randy' seal has been sent to an all-girls enclosure after she kept getting pregnant - even to infertile males.
Sija, came to Cornwall Seal Sanctuary from Belgium, and soon mated with an ageing male, Babyface, thought to be infertile. The common seal was put on the contraceptive pill by keepers in Gweek, Cornwall, but she became pregnant with a second pup.
Following the birth, a decision was made to send Sija to Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park, where there are no male seals. She has been joined at the sanctuary by her visually impaired surrogate mother Luna.
The wildlife teams said they plan to give the seals "lots of extra love" to "keep them occupied"
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary at Gweek has come to the rescue of seal pups in difficulties this year. Most of them are undernourished because they're finding it so hard to get food in the stormy seas. Others have been damaged.
Here's a video of some of the seals being looked after at the sanctuary.
To find out more about the sanctuary's work, click here.
Dan Jarvis from the Cornish Seal Sanctuary at Gweek says the rescue centre has been inundated with malnourished seal pups since the storms began before Christmas.
They've come from all over Cornwall, and even Plymouth in the past few weeks but the message is, if you see a seal in trouble, stay clear and contact the sanctuary. It may be, they just need time to recover before heading back to the sea.
An overweight seal at an animal sanctuary in Cornwall has been put on a strict diet after ballooning in size.
Staff at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek were shocked to find the seal's weight had crept up to a whopping 50 stone!
Yule Log is now living on smaller rations but he's not happy about it, as Naomi Lloyd reports:
An overweight seal named Yule Log has been put on a strict diet at a Cornish animal rescue centre.
Staff at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek were shocked to find he had ballooned to a whopping 50 stone.
Yule Log is now living on smaller rations but he is not happy about it.