Animal welfare is very much to the fore at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and its sister attraction the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary. Both provide a lifeline for stray, sickly and injured seal pups discovered around their respective coastlines.
Both attractions have much to offer besides the chance to see their busy seal rescue operations in action; otters, penguins and rescued farm animals in Cornwall; otters, a marvellous new nature trail and spectacular lochside cafe to name just a few of the attractions at the Sanctuary in Oban.
The Scottish Seal Sanctuary takes in both grey and common seals, but far more of the latter, while at the same time operating a large aquarium with a fascinating array of chiefly native British marine life.
At the Seal Sanctuary in Gweek, Cornwall those seals are predominantly grey seals, born in the winter and vulnerable to some our most severe and turbulent weather. The Sanctuary rescues, cares for and returns to the wild around 50 grey seal pups every year.