The Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Cornwall has an abundance of marine life and one that is often spotted on the Cornish shores is the seal. We have two types of seals in the UK, the grey seal and the common seal, and we have 40% of the grey seal population. Regardless of the incredible coastline they have to make home, unfortunately there are dangers for seals and they can be hurt and in need of intervention.
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary takes over 70 seals every season to rehabilitate. They may be separated from their mother when young, hurt in strong tides, malnourished or many other reasons which means they cannot survive alone in the wild.
The Sanctuary is a charity that requires funding to do what they do; a seal pup will cost on average £2000 to rehabilitate. You can visit the sanctuary and support with your entry and by donating. When visiting you can see the seals currently in the sanctuary, watch them play and feed and explore the area where they have introduced other animals such as otters!
Nothing is more exciting than spotting a peeping seal when you’re walking the coastal path or seeing them come ashore with their young. It’s so vital to support everything the Sanctuary do and to ensure the native seals are protected in anyway we can.
You can read more about the Seal Sanctuary here and ensure you support anyway you can!