News Update - September 2019

Rescued Seal Pups for 2019
It´s such a happy day, we love the first release of the common seals season. It´s great to see fully recovered seals, looking so healthy, going back in to the wild and with the continued expert work of the Animal Care Team, the rest of the pups will soon be on their way.

On 17th September 2019 Prince (photo right) and Madonna were loaded into their stretchers and taken out onto the beach in front of Sea Life Centre for their release.

Madonna Madonna (photo left), the smaller of the two seal pups but clearly the bolder, led the way into the choppy waves as Prince looked on.

Prince couldn´t just wait while his friend explored the surf, though, and he soon lolloped off gently after her.
Good luck little ones. It is always sad to see these seal pups go but the Animal Care Team know they have worked hard to make this return to the wild possible.

Click here to see a selection of photos of the release on our flickr account.
Prince and Madonna
Cher Cher (photo left), a female common seal pup, was rescued from Pakefield in Suffolk on 1st September 2019. This pup was found to be thin weighing 10.4kgs, she was lethargic and with a sore mouth.

Click on the any of the pups names to see their latest photos taken on 17th September 2019

Lady Gaga, Jon Bon Jovi, Beyonce, Gwen and Bruce, Kylie and Elvis

If you find a Seal in the Wild
If you should discover a seal pup that seems to be in distress, or is alone, what you do next could mean the difference between life and death for the animal.

Please...DO keep your distance; Do Not attempt to handle the pup; Do Not attempt to put the pup in the sea; Do Not ignore the situation;

Please call the Hunstanton SEA LIFE on 01485 533576.
Seals in the wild
Young Seal being rescued The Animal Care Team are on call around the clock to race to the rescue of seal pups in trouble anywhere around the coast.

Back at the Sanctuary, pups receive expert veterinary care and are gradually weaned from a liquid diet to whole fish in the purpose built hospital. Then it´s to the outdoor pools to gain weight and build strength and stamina ready to resume life in the wild.

What to do if you find a dead seal on beach!

If you come across a dead seal, the advice is not to touch or go near it, please call
West Norfolk council on 01553 616200.

If you find a stranded living seal, please call the SEA LIFE Sanctuary on 01485 533576.

Souvenir Guide Books

Here are the front covers of the
Sanctuary´s Guide book.

If during your next visit you purchase a copy,
the profits go towards the care of the
rescued seal pups in the hospital.
Guide Book for 2018

Towels Always
Events for
A special way to honour a birthday, special occasion or to commemorate the life of a loved one, while supporting an important cause.
Why not adopt a seal pup or a creature and help to maintain the first class animal care at the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary. Click here for more details.
Animal Care Team would like to Thank everyone for donating their towels to help with the seal pups.

If anyone has any spare towels, please drop them into the reception at the Sanctuary. Thank You so much.
Click here to view the Fortcoming Events.


Click here to download a printer friendly pdf version of the Sanctuary´s latest leaflet.
Animal Adoptions Towels Wanted Latest leaflet for 2019

Save Money on your Admission Tickets
Don´t forget to purchase your entrance tickets for single admission tickets, family tickets, group tickets, school bookings, etc., on-line in advance and Save up to 30%.

Plus you can also purchase SEA LIFE Annual Passes and Merlin Annual Passes.

When you click here or on the above link, it will take you through to Merlin Entertainments´
official booking website for Hunstanton SEA LIFE for the Best Price Guarantee.

A Frequent Question: I´m on holiday in the area and can´t print my entrance tickets.
Answer: Please click here for more details about printing tickets.

This news update has been put together by volunteers/supporters of the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary.

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