News Update - December 2017

Rescued Seal Pups
Nox, male grey seal pup, was rescued on 3rd December 2017. He was around 4 weeks old when rescued and was very small at only 14kgs.
He had a nasty wound to his back and flippers which had become infected. Nox
Lumos, female whitecoat grey seal pup, was rescued on the 14th December 2017 from Heacham North beach. Lumos approx. 3 weeks old was very small at only 14kgs.
She had a nasty wound to her back which was caused by a dog chasing her on the beach. Lumos
Wingardium Leviosa, female grey seal pup, was rescued on 28th December 2017 from Southwold beach in Suffolk.
She had a nasty abscess under armpit and next to her eye. Wingardium Leviosa
After being reported by worried dog walkers, this little pup was rescued from Mundesley beach on 28th December 2017.

Still with most of his whitecoat, Accio was only around 3-4 weeks old and very underweight at only 14kgs (he should weigh around twice that by his age!).
He also has a few bite wounds but fortunately they are quite superficial. Accio
Leviosa, male grey seal pup, was found on Salthouse beach by himself on 28th December 2017.

Although he seemed healthy, after monitoring him for 48 hours, there was no sign of his mum so the decision was made to bring him in as he is a little too young to fend for himself.
At only 13kgs he is also much smaller than he should be at around 3 weeks old. Leviosa
Riddikulus, male grey seal pup, was found alone on Sea Palling beach by volunteers on 29th December 2017. At first it appeared he was just waiting for his mum to come back from hunting for fish but sadly mum never came back.
On closer inspection Riddikulus also had some bite wounds on his flippers. Riddikulus

Adopt an Animal
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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.
Seal Release
Sturgeon was released back to the wild on 11th December 2017 on the beach in the front of Hunstanton SEA LIFE.

Seals in the Wild

We visited a seal colony at Horsey recently, here are some of the photos.

To view more photos click here to go to our Flickr account.
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.

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.
Seal Pup being checked
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, please call
West Norfolk council on
01553 616200.

If you find a stranded living seal, please call the
SEA LIFE Sanctuary on
01485 533576.

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

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This news update has been put together by volunteers/supporters of the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary.

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