News Update December 2015
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Seal Rescue
Rudolph, the first rescued grey seal pup of the season, was rescued from Winterton on 2nd December 2015 and was approximately 2-3 weeks old when she was found with pretty much a full whitecoat still.

She was a bit exhausted and dehydrated but otherwise very healthy and still a good weight 30kgs! so the Animal Care Team suspect mum had become separated from her just a little too early. Click here to read more about Rudolph.

A seasons greetings message from Rudolph, click here to view.
Rudolph on the beach at Winterton
Blitzen, 3-4 week old male grey seal pup, was rescued from Mundesley by members of the Animal Care Team after a call from Stephanie, one of the seal rescue volunteers, on 9th December 2015.

The pup was severely dehydrated and very underweight at only 18kgs. Blitzen also had a very swollen muzzle and lots of small bite wounds to his shoulders, hips and flippers.

Click here to read more about Blitzen.
Blitzen
Comet, male grey seal pup, was rescued from Holkham by members of the Animal Care Team after calls from a number of dog walkers who had spotted him looking a little worse for wear on the beach on 19th December 2015.

He is a little skinny and exhausted and has quite a few nasty bite wounds but with some attention from the dedicated Animal Care Team Comet can make a full recovery.
Comet
Rescued Seals Update
Mini Milk is still in the outside main seal enclosure, she will be returned to the wild in the next month or so.

Mint Choc Chip has been moved to the hospital´s swim pool until his mouth is completely healed. He is currently sharing the swim pool with Tornado.

Calippo has been moved to the outside main seal enclosure for his final stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish with the other seals before he is returned to the wild in the next month or so.
Adopt a Creature
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.
Usual Rescue!
Two Lesser Octopuses have astonished marine experts from Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary by washing up on the beach at Heacham on 15th December 2015.

Usually found off Scotland and the west coast of England, the Octopuses are currently being cared for by the Animal Care Team, who have named them Sue and Sunny.

Click here to see a larger photo of this.
Two rescued Octopuses
Seals in the Wild!
The media team for this website visited a local seal colony in December, click here to see a selection of photos of the seals in the wild via flickr.
Seals in the wild taken in December 2015 Click here or below to see five of our favourite photos taken of the seals in the wild.
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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.

Call the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary 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.
Rescued seal pup
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.


Latest Leaflet
The Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary´s latest leaflet for 2015 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 Sanctuary 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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