News Update - March 2018
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Humboldt Penguins Beach is Now Open!
Penguin beach open - Photos by Adam Makinson Penguin Beach is now Open! The Humboldt Penguin colony were joined by the young Eco-warriors from Hunstanton Primary School and the Mayor of West Norfolk Carol Bower who cut the ribbon on 29th March 2018 and enjoyed the impressive new enclosure.

Be immersed in the Penguins new home and meet the Colony as from this Easter onwards!
The adorable Humboldt Penguins were on a winter adventure at Great Yarmouth SEA LIFE whilst their enclosure was being refurbished. The new improved enclosure called Penguin Beach was opened at Easter 2018.

Here are a few photos of Penguin Beach taken on 11th March 2018.


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Penguin Exhibit Refurbishment
Penguin Exhibit Refurbishment Here are some photos of the Penguins on holiday at Great Yarmouth SEA LIFE earlier this month.

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Rescued Seal Pups
Relashio Incendio Stupefy
Relashio, male grey seal pup, was rescued on 18th March 2018 from Burnham beach.

He is a prime example of the horrors being careless with our waste can create.

With a sharp jagged Air Filter trapped around his neck, Relashio has received a deep gash on the underside of his neck. He most likely became stuck in this when he was younger and as he has grown it has cut into him over time.
Incendio, female grey seal, was rescued from Mundesley beach on 19th March 2018.

Feeling quite poorly and dehydrated, she needed to come into the seal hospital for care. Unfortunately Incendio has received some small puncture wounds to her back flippers, most commonly from adult male seals.

She also has a small ulceration in her left eye which will need to be monitored.
Stupefy, approx. 6 months old feisty male grey seal pup, was rescued from Bacton on 25th March 2018.

He was kept overnight at Riddlington animal holding facility then in the morning transported to the seal hospital.

This pup had a small cut on his nose, dehydrated, lungworms and also a few puncture wounds to his tummy.
Relashio Incendio Stupefy arrived on 26th March 2018
Click on the names below to see a photo of the rescued seal pups which were taken on 11th March 2018.

Aayla, Accio, Alohamoral, Dug, Episki, Leatherback, Leviosa, Lumos, Riddikulus (photo right) and Wingardium.

Riddikulus really enjoys porpoising and gets very excited about feeding time. Click here to watch a short video of him doing this.
Riddikulus
Seal Pups Released
Seal Release - 22nd March 2018 Leatherback, Accio, Wingardium, Lumos and Leviosa have completed their rehabilitation and were released back into the wild on 22nd March 2018 on Hunstanton beach.

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New Creatures in the Rainforest
The new edition to the Rainforest exhibition is the Blue Poison Dart Frog also known as a Blue Poison Arrow Frog is the common name of a group of frogs in the family Dendrobatidae which are native to tropical Central and South America. These species are diurnal and often have brightly coloured bodies.

You can see more photos of some of the other creatures in the Rainforest on our Flickr account.
Blue Poison Dart Frog


Asian Short-Clawed Otters
Otters Summer and her sons Smarti and Twix were not happy with Rob, one of the Animal Care Team, for moving their play equipment around.

Summer and her sons Smarti and Twix Summer and her sons Smarti and Twix Summer and her sons Smarti and Twix Summer and her sons Smarti and Twix

Click here to watch a short video the Otters running around their enclosure.


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.


Animal
Adoptions
Towels Always
Wanted
Latest
Leaflet
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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