News Update - June 2018

Beach Clean on 17th June 2018
Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary would like to say "A BIG thank you" to everyone who assisted in the beach clean at Old Hunstanton on 17th June 2018.

The rubbish has now been weighed and the Sanctuary is pleased to announce that a whopping 43kgs of rubbish was collected.
Photo Gallery
We hope you enjoy the selection of photos taken during this month, click here or on the photo of your choice below to see a larger version of the image.
Nicky feeding Smarti Summer, Smarti and Twix
Nicky feeding Smarti Summer, Smarti and Twix
Humboldt Penguins Nat with the Humboldt Penguins
Humboldt Penguins Humboldt Penguins
Humboldt Penguins Humboldt Penguins
Humboldt Penguins Humboldt Penguins
Aayla looking very beautiful Tango, Aayla, Apparate and Dug
Aayla looking very beautiful Seals
Seal enclosure being drained Seal Enclosure
Seal Enclosure Silver
Octopus Male Big Bellied Seahorse
Octopus Male Big Bellied Seahorse
Clownfish Black Sea Bream
Clownfish Black Sea Bream
Rescued Seal Pups for 2018
The common seal rescue season started earlier this month, Mosh on 13th June 2018, Freddie on 15th June 2018, Thriller on 17th June 2018, Macarena and Agadoo on 23rd June 2018, Hula on 27th June 2018, Floss, Jiva and Vogue on 29th June 2018, Ballet and Morris on 30th June 2018 have arrived at the seal hospital. All so cute! Please spare a thought for the Animal Care Team who are working shifts around the clock to feed these pups day and night.

Members of the Animal Care Team have been known to shed a few tears when they wave cheerio to the rescued seal pups, now looking healthy with lots of energy, ready to enjoy a good life back in the wild. This month they said goodbye to Apparate who was returned to the wild on 18th June 2018, followed by Finestra and Incendio on 20th June 2018. Good luck little ones.
Rumba, Premature Common Seal Pup Mosh, Common Seal Pup
Mosh Mosh
Incendio, Grey Seal Pup Apparate, Grey Seal Pup
Incendio Apparate
Finestra, Grey Seal Pup Aquamenti, Grey Seal Pup
Finestra Aquamenti
Tango, Common Seal Pup Thriller, Common Seal Pup
Tango Thriller

If you find a Seal 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.
Seals in the wild
Treating a seal pup 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.

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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