News Update April 2017
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Rescued Seal Pups
Aayla, Emperor Palpatine and Obi Wan are still little poorly in the seal hospital and are getting some TLC from the Animal Care Team.
Aayla, grey seal pup, is in the hospital´s pen suffering from lung worms. Aayla
Emperor Palpatine, grey seal pup, is in the hospital´s swim pool suffering from seal pox. Emperor Palpatine
Obi Wan was moved back into the hospital on 26th April 2017. Obi Wan
These photos of Jar Jar Binks, Padmé, Pao and Senator Bail Organa were taken in April 2017 before they were returned to the wild.
This photo of Jar Jar Binks was taken on 15th April 2017. Jar Jar Binks
Peekaboo!

Padmé loves to wedge herself in between these two drain pipes.
Padme
Pao loves laying on his favourite rock! Pao - 26th April 2017
This photo of Senator Bail Organa was taken on 26th April 2017. Photo of Senator Bail was taken on 26th April 2017

Seal Pups Released
Jar Jar Binks (weighed 35kgs), Pao (weighed 41kgs), Padmé (weighed 37kgs) and Senator Bail Organa (weighed 42kgs) have been rehabilitated over the last few months.

The seal pups were released back into the sea where they belong on 26th April 2017 on the beach at the front of Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary. There was a beautiful sunset as the pups went home.
Click here to see a selection of photos of the release of the seal pups via flickr. Seal Release - 26th April 2017

Adopt a Seal Pup
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. Please click here for more details.


Photo Gallery
Please click here or on a photo of your choice, to see a larger version.
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Seals in the Wild
We visited a local seal colony in Norfolk recently, here are some of the photos we took at low tide.
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Pitter-Patter of Tiny Feet (if they had them)
One of the two Southern Stingrays in the Ocean Tank gave birth to quadruplets on 13th April 2017; these baby Stingrays were gently removed from the Ocean Tank to the hospital´s isolation tanks.
Stingrays

Maybe the Waddle of tiny feet?
The Animal Care Team would like to share some great news, they may soon be hearing the waddle of tiny feet this summer.

Some of the penguin pairs are currently looking after penguins eggs! Keep a look out for penguin updates.
Penguins

New for 2017
Meet the Creatures - The friendly Rainforest Rangers staff are ready to show you some of the jungle beasties, snakes, lizards (photo below of Alan, the Lizard) and creepy crawlies at the daily handling sessions!

Anyone with a snake phobia please click here to read about which area to avoid.
Meet the Creatures
Amazing Creatures
Discover the almighty leaf cutting ants as they forage for leaves and explore their surroundings.
Meet the Creatures
These incredible creatures can lift up to twenty times their own body weight!
Meet the Creatures
If You Discover a
Seal Pup 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.

DO keep your distance; DON´T attempt to handle the pup; DON´T attempt to put the pup in the sea; DON´T ignore the situation; DO tell the appropriate organisation. Please call the Hunstanton SEA LIFE on 01485 533576.
Seal Pups on the beach
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.


Seal ID Guide
This is a guide to identifying a common from a grey seal. Click here to download a pdf version.
Seal ID Guide

Attraction´s Leaflet
The Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary´s leaflet is available, Click here to download a printer friendly pdf version.

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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