News Update - May 2018

Five new members arrive at Penguin Beach!
Peso, male Humboldt Penguin, was born on 25th April 2012 at Scarborough SEA LIFE.

Peso´s ID tag colour is black band with a dark green bead on his left wing.
Sushi, male Humboldt Penguin, was born on 7th April 2014 at Scarborough SEA LIFE.

Sushi´s ID tag colour is black band with a dark blue bead on his left wing.
Peso Sushi
Peso and Sushi were moved to Hunstanton SEA LIFE on 11th May 2018. These two Penguins could´t believe it when they were reunited with their friends Dangermouse, Barnacles, Beaker and Hazel in their new home at Hunstanton.
Conker, female Humboldt Penguin, was born at Weymouth SEA LIFE.

Her ID tag colour is white band with a red bead on her right wing.
Mahogany, female Humboldt Penguin, was born at Weymouth SEA LIFE.

Her ID tag colour is white band with a green bead on her right wing.
Conker Mahogany
This is Fig a male Humboldt Penguin who was also born at Weymouth. His ID tag colour is black band with a grey bead on Fig´s left wing.

Conker, Mahogany and Fig arrived at Hunstanton SEA LIFE in May 2018.

Fig is the youngest in this colony at Penguin beach at the moment.
Penguin Beach Have you visited Penguin beach yet?

Visitors are enjoying being up close and personnel with the Penguins.

For the latest photos of Penguin Beach, please click here to go to our flickr account.

Rescued Seal Pups
Aquamenti, a grey seal pup, was found at Titchwell beach by a family enjoying their day out. Coughing violently, Aqua was in no shape to return back to the sea and a member of the Animal Care Team began the 1km trip back to the van with 25 kilos worth of seal in her seal bag.

It was fortunate Aqua was found when he was as not only did he cough up huge amounts of lung worm. He was also providing a home for a 3 metres tape worm!
Finestra Finestra, a grey seal pup, was found at Heacham South beach by members of the public. Upon inspection by the Animal Care rescue team, he had beached himself due to some puncture wounds to his flippers and a bad case of worms.

This didn´t stop Finestra from making a run for it and giving the Animal Care team a run for their money.
Click on the names below to see a photo of the rescued seal pups which were taken on 12th May 2018.

Apparate, Episki, Incendio, Relashio (photo right), Riddikulus, Salsa, Stupefy and Tango.

Click here to read Relashio´s press release dated 2nd May 2018.

Riddikulus, Relashio, Episki and Stupefy were released back into the wild on 24th May 2018.

Boat Trip to see local Seals
Seals in the Wild on 12th May 2018 We went to check out the local Seals near Hunstanton, by booking a boat trip to view the seals with Searles Sea Tours on sand banks in the Wash!

Click here to see a selection of photos of the seals in the wild via flickr.

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.

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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