National Seal Sanctuary, Cornwall

National Seal Sanctuary , Helford, Cornwall

The National Seal Sanctuary is set in the picturesque Helford Estuary, and has been set up as a haven for seals.. it is a busy rescue centre caring for dozens of injured and orphened seal ppups and ultimately returning them to the wild. The sanctuary is also home permenantly to a lively community of seals and sea lions.

The Seal Sanctuary first opened its doors in 1957, and moved to Gweek in 1976. Every year around 30 seal pups are rescued from near certain death. They are cared for in the sanctuary until they are fit enough to be released into the wild. There is an audio visual display abiot the rescue work The rescued pups are taken first to the seal hospital, then once on the road to recovery are moved to the outdoor nursery and convelescence pools

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