News Update - July 2017

Rescued Seal Pups
This month saw the arrival of Puffin, Daisy, Hammerhead and Dugong in the hospital.

Ridley, Natterjack, Hector, Dusky, Blue and Leatherback are doing really well and will be moved to the outdoor seal enclosure in the next 6 weeks for their final stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish with the resident seals.
Puffin, male common seal, was rescued on 4th July 2017. Puffin
Daisy, female common seal, was rescued on 6th July 2017. Daisy
Hammerhead, male juvenile common seal, was rescued on 10th July 2017. Hammerhead
Dugong, male common seal, was rescued on 12th July 2017. Dudong
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Ridley Ridley
Blue, Dugong, Hector, Leatherback, Natterjack and Ridley joined Dusky in the wean/swim pool. hospitals wean and swim pool
Aayla, grey seal pup, is in the outside seal enclosure. Aayla
At the time of writing this news update, Steller arrived in the seal hospital on 28th July followed a few days later by Daggernose on 31st July 2017. Please click on their names to find out more about Steller and Daggernose.

What to do if you find a dead seal on beach!
During the last week of June and through this month, the Animal Care Team have received numerous phone calls and emails from people coming across dead seals on the beach between Snettisham and Hunstanton. We know how upsetting it is to see this.

Kieran, the Sanctuary´s Curator, said in a recent interview to the local EDP newspaper "finding dead seal pups at this time of year is "relatively normal" due to a high number of common seal pups being born in June and July.

There are a large number of animals being born in a short period of time and unfortunately some will get separated from their mothers in bad weather." Click here to read more.

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.
Penguin Chick
The baby Humboldt penguin chick will be 3 months old on the 3rd of August 2017.

The chick is really enjoying the water with its mum (Charlie) and dad (Jerome) keeping a watchful eye on their baby.
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Photo Gallery
Seal Pool
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Calling all
Seal Cadets

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.
Calling all Seal Cadets
Calling all Seal Cadets
Seals in the Wild
We visited a local seal colony in The Wash recently, here are some of the photos we took at low tide.

Book your boat trip via Searles Sea Tours.
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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.

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 Wanted!
If anyone has any spare towels, please drop them into the reception at the Sanctuary. Thank You so much.

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.

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%.

When you click here or on the above link, it will take you through to Merlin Entertainments´
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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.