News Update - Autumn 2018

Three temporary residents, Lora, Pippa and Macey, have returned to Hunstanton SEA LIFE after their home at the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary was closed to the public on 31st October 2018.

Welcome to the Inca Terns
Five Inca Terns arrived at Hunstanton SEA LIFE on 18th October 2018 from "Living Coast" in Torquay Devon, they have joined the Humboldt Penguins in their enclosure.

Inca Terns are best known by their dashing white mustaches, which are found on both male and female birds.
Inca Terns
Inca Terns The species is found only near the cold waters of the Humboldt Current, where the birds feed on anchovies and other small fish.

These Inca Terns are only 8 months old at the moment. They will get the white mustaches when the birds are 14-18 months old.

Resident Common Seal - Miley
Although originally rescued on the 12th June 2012, Miley is one of the Sanctuary´s Resident Seals.

Due to an ongoing Thyroid condition, Miley was unable to be returned to the wild. She has spent the last five years living in the outdoor pool helping to teach many new seasons of pups how to play and compete for food.
Though she recovered in 2012, Miley is currently requiring some extra TLC and recovery time whilst the Sanctuary´s new more boisterous residents from Oban Sea Life Sanctuary settle into their new home, Miley is being kept in the hospital´s weaning pool for a little while. Get Well soon Miley.

Rescued Seal Pups for 2018
In October and November saw arrival of Twerk was rescued on 10th October 2018 from Holcomb beach, Harlem was rescued on 21st October 2018 from Runton and Bilbao was rescued on 9th November 2018 from Old Hunstanton beach.

All so cute!   Click on the pup´s image below to see a larger version of the photo. Enjoy!

Photo Gallery
We hope you enjoy the selection of photos taken during the Autumn 2018, click here or on the photo of your choice below to see a larger version of the image.
Macey and Pippa with Lora in the background Ernie - The Green Sea Turtle
Macey and Pippa with Lora in the background Ernie - The Green Sea Turtle
Chinese Water Dragon Asian Short-Clawed Otter
Chinese Water Dragon Asian Short-Clawed Otter
Humboldt Penguins Humboldt Penguins
Humboldt Penguins Humboldt Penguins
On closer inspection Baroque has bald eye lids! Cuvier Dwarf Crocodile
On closer inspection Baroque has bald eye lids! Cuvier dwarf crocodile

Grey Seal Pupping Season has started!
The grey seals pups season has started, if you are visiting the coast around Norfolk, you may well see newborn pups, can we remind you that the pups may look cute, but they have sharp teeth that carry harmful bacterial.

They can also be easily disturbed and lose their mum, so please keep your distance and help look after our wonderful marine life!
White pup on beach with mum

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.

Guide Book for 2018 Souvenir Guide Books

Here are the front covers of the
Sanctuary´s Guide book for 2018.

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