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PHOTOS: Cornish Seal Sanctuary Raises Money For Peruvian Penguins

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1:48pm 24th June 2016

Cornwall's Seal Sanctuary is raising money for a penguin conservation centre in Punta San Juan.

The Gweek charity is holding a special Penguin Week from 25th June to 3rd July.

All week the Sanctuary will be educating guests all about their Peruvian feathered friends - the Humboldt Penguin.

The Sanctuaries Colony of Humboldt penguins were all bred at their sister SEA LIFE attractions apart from two of the Colony, Waddles and Godfrey, who came to the Sanctuary from Seaview Wildlife Encounter on the Isle of Wight due to it closing down after 44 years.

These endearing and sometimes comical creatures come from the coasts of Chile and Peru where there are estimated to be fewer than 10,000 pairs still surviving.

Colonies like the Sanctuaries may one day provide a vital lifeline for this endangered species. Their disappearance would certainly be a tragic loss to the animal kingdom.

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The Sanctuary will be having some exciting talks scheduled throughout the day giving guests the opportunity to learn all about the Colony of Humboldt Penguins at the Sanctuary.

There will also be plenty of activities to take part in, from Waddle Racing to a fantastic Penguin Trail for guests to follow around the Sanctuary.

Tamara Cooper, Curator at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, said: "We are really excited to be having a week all about our wonderful Penguins. Spreading awareness is what we are all about at the Sanctuary so it's a fantastic opportunity to educate our guests as well as having a bit of fun!"

The Sanctuary will be raising money for the Humboldt Penguin Conservation Centre in Punta San Juan throughout the week.

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1:48pm 24th June 2016

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