A series of new weekly live virtual tours have been launched by the Cornish Sea Sanctuary in Gweek, UK.
The grey seal pup season has officially begun in Cornwall, with the sanctuary only having a matter of hours in between releasing the last season’s pups back into the wild before they had new casualties of the sea in need of their help.
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary rescues between 50-70 seals pups in need every winter and each pup costs, on average, £2000 to rehabilitate, not including special cases.
Seal pups can find themselves in difficulty due to issues such as malnourishment as a result of being separated from their mum too early, wounds caused by marine litter or storms and disturbance from human activity, leaving them unable to fend for themselves in the wild.
The sanctuary currently have 7 pups in their care, with 4 recovering in their hospital, 1 in isolation and 2 now down in the nursery pools, which is the next stage of rehabilitation for a pup after being in the seal hospital.
The new weekly live tours allows viewers to meet the seal pups currently recovering in the hospital, ask the animal care team questions, and check in each week to see how the pups are progressing throughout their rehabilitation.
“We are so thrilled to be able to allow people to meet the pups virtually, for those that may not be able to get down to visit us, it means they can still have the experience of seeing our rescued pups, as well as hearing all about them from the people who care for them!”Jana Sirova General Manager
The seal hospital experiences are a weekly virtual event running via Facebook, to attend the exclusive weekly events, simply buy a ticket over on the sanctuary’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/officialcornishsealsanctuary.
All money raised from the virtual events goes back into the pup rehabilitation work and into the care of the animals that live at the sanctuary permanently, due their need for lifelong care.
For more information on the SEA LIFE Trust visit: www.sealifetrust.org.