News Update January 2017
Back
Rescued Seals for January

Senator Bail Organa, 4 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued from Bawdsey in Suffolk on 10th January 2017. At around 4 weeks old Senator Ball is old enough to be fending for himself and should be learning to hunt in the wild. The Animal Care Team tube-fed Senator Bail with the special liquidised fish soup until he was ready to eat whole herring fish.
Click here to see larger version of this photo of Senator Bail Organa. Senator Bail Organa

This tiny male pup Pao (photo below) was rescued from Heacham North beach on 12th January 2017 after a concerned member of the public got in touch with the Sanctuary.

Although very small and a little underweight at only 13 kgs, Pao was otherwise healthy and was just a little too small to be left to fend for himself.
Click here to see larger version of this photo of Pao. Pao

R2D2, male grey seal pup, was rescued on 17th January 2017 from Filey in Yorkshire. Due to the lack of space at SEA LIFE Scarborough, he was relayed by car to Hunstanton SEA LIFE where R2D2 will spend the rest of his rehabilitation.

As a fully weaned pup, the Animal Care Team are feeding R2D2 whole herring and encouraging him to feed for himself.
Click here to see larger version of this photo of R2D2. R2D2

Padmé, female grey seal pup, was rescued on 18th January 2017 from Bridlington in Yorkshire. Due to the lack of space at SEA LIFE Scarborough, she was relayed by car to Hunstanton SEA LIFE where Padmé spend the rest of her rehabilitation.

As a fully weaned pup, the Animal Care team are feeding Padmé whole herring and encouraging her to feed for herself.
Click here to see larger version of this photo of Padmé. Padme

Darth Vader, grey seal pup, was rescued on 21st January 2017 from Holkham. At around 4-5 weeks old Darth Vader is old enough to be fending for himself and would be learning to hunt in the wild.

Unfortunately he was a little underweight (14.5kgs) and was fed on fish soup for the first couple of days before introducing whole herring into his diet. This oily fish will allow him to put on the weight he needs before joining the seals in the main pool.
Click here to watch a short video of Darth Vader.
Click here to see larger version of this photo of Darth Vader. Darth Vader
Also Click here to see a selection of photos of the rescue of this pup via flickr.

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.
Aquarium Aquarium Aquarium Aquarium Aquarium Aquarium Aquarium Aquarium Aquarium

A Call Out!
The Sanctuary´s Animal Care Team were called out to this seal on 28th January 2017.

It looked to weigh over 100kgs and was last spotted at Snettisham. It was fine just a little off course as such.

It´s a Harp seal which must have decided to visit Norfolk´s coast and then stop off for a rest.

Hopefully it will continue its journey North but if it doesn´t, staff will give it a hand.
Harp Seal in the Wild

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.


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.
Towels

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

Sale Now on!
Have you purchased your Annual Merlin Pass yet? If not, click here for more details. The sale ends soon!

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.

News Update Menu