News Update - August 2017

Rescued Seal Pups
This month saw the arrival of Bala and Pollan (Polly-Ann) in the hospital.
Bala, female common seal, was rescued on 2nd August 2017 from Hunstanton beach. This pup had some nasty bite mark wounds to her body. Bala
Pollan (Polly-Ann), approx. 7 weeks old female common seal, was rescued on 6th August 2017 from Cromer. Pollan (Polly-Ann)
Ridley, Natterjack, Hector, Dusky, Blue and Leatherback are in the hospital´s swim pool. Ridley, Natterjack, Hector, Dusky, Blue and Leatherback are in the swim pool
Click here to see a larger version of this photo of the pups in their swim pool.

The pups will be moved to the outside seal enclosure pool in the next month for their final stage of rehabilitation before they are released back into the wild later this year.
Puffin Puffin
Dug Dug
Daggernose Daggernose
Aayla Aayla
Hammerhead was released back to the wild on 6th August 2017. Hammerhead

Adopt an Animal
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.

Penguin Chick
The baby Humboldt penguin chick who is a boy is still to be named, he will be 4 months old on the 3rd of September 2017.

He is growing into a very handsome chick.
Penguin Chick
Penguin Chick
Penguin Chick
baby Humboldt penguin
Pendle was moved to Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary in mid July 2017, we caught up with him in his new home with the rest of the resident seals, Bruno, Mando, Ed, Herbie and Bubbles (plus a rescued Grey seal pup), he has settled in really well.
Pendle Pendle Pendle
Photo Gallery
Porcupine Puffer Fish
Porcupine Puffer Fish Amber, Resident Common Seal Leaf-cutter ants
Asian Short-Clawed Otters - Summer and her boys Smarti and Twix Nat, the Animal Care Team Supervisor, feeding Humbodlt Penguins Lionfish
Chinese Water Dragon Kieran, The Sanctuary┬┤s Curator, cleaning the Ocean Tank Silver, the Resident Common Seal

Seal Cadets Videos
When you next visit Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary look out for the Seal Cadets videos where Hollie, the Aquarist, will explain what happens when a seal pup is rescued.
Seal Cadets Videos

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.

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, 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 Wanted!
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.

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.