News Update - April 2018

Come and Meet the Humboldt Penguins
at Penguin Beach!
Barnacles Beaker Beau Bentley Burt
Charlie - Yellow ID band Dangermouse Dimi Ellie Fluffy McFluffyface - Fluffy
Hazel Jerome Jess Millie Miski
Pip Pumpkin Tommy female chick - white with blue bead ID band female chick - white with yellow bead ID band
Penguin Beach Have you visited Penguin beach yet? Visitors are enjoying being up close and personnel with the Penguins. For the latest photos of Penguin Beach, please click here to go to our flickr account.

The Animal Care Team are hoping for a repeat of last May, will there be the waddle of tiny feet this summer? Keep a look out for Penguin updates.
World Penguin Day
25th April

Every year on the 25th April, World Penguin Day is observed around world, recognising one of the unique birds on the planet. There are 17 species of penguins, and all their natural habitats are in the Southern Hemisphere.
World Penguin Day - 25th April
Click here to watch a short video celebrating World Penguin Day.

Stranded Porpoise Defies All the Odds
Stranded Porpoise Defies All the Odds A young female Harbour Porpoise had a second chance of life when the marine mammal was rescued from the mud flats at Snettisham beach and successfully released by the rescue team at Sea Life Hunstanton.

Sanctuary team members travelled to the scene on the 4th April 2018 after a reported sighting by a concerned member of the public of a possible porpoise thrashing in the mud shortly after the tide had retreated. Click here to read more.

Rescued Seal Pups

Apparate, male grey seal pup, was rescued from Wells beach on 14th April 2018, the first Common Seal of 2018 Rescue Season, Tango, was rescued from Holme beach on 15th April 2018, and Salsa, female common seal pup, was rescued from Holme beach on 22nd April 2018. Photos to follow in the next news update.
Click on the names below to see a photo of the rescued seal pups which were taken on 7th April 2018.

Episki, Alohamoral, Relashio (photo right), Incendio, Stupefy, Aayla, Dug and Riddikulus

New Creatures in the Rainforest
Chinese Water Dragon The Chinese Water Dragon (Physignathus cocincinus) have a third eye, known as a pineal eye, that is thought to help theromoregulation of their bodies by sensing differences in light. It also helps them to detect aerial threats.

You can see more photos of some of the other creatures in the Rainforest on our Flickr account.

Photo Gallery
Click here or on a photo below to see a larger version.

Sally Aayla and Silver Clownfish Lined Seahorse
Otters Pirate Ship A slice of cake with a pot of tea Photo Gallery
Seal Feeding

If you find a Seal in the Wild
Seals 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.
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.
Treating a seal pup

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.

Towels Always
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 download a printer friendly pdf version of the Sanctuary´s latest leaflet for 2018.
Animal Adoptions Towels Wanted Latest leaflet
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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