News Update November 2015
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Seal Release
On 17th November 2015 it was a very early start for some of the staff as they drained the outdoor seal enclosure pool of water to see which of the six rescued seal pups were ready to be returned back to the wild, each one was weighed. Mini Milk was the only pup still under the weight.
Seal enclosure - 17th November 2015
So by 9am that morning Maxibon (weighed 32kgs), Feast (weighed 30kgs), Mivvi (weighed 35kgs), Funny Foot (weighed 29kgs) and Tutti Frutti (weighed 29kgs) were put into individual stretchers and loaded into the van for the short journey by road to Snettisham beach where they were returned to the wild.

Photo below: Mivvi was the first out of her stretcher.
Mivvi - Seal Release - 17th November 2015
Click here to see a selection of photos of the release of these pups via flickr.
Seal Release - 17th November 2015
Seal Release - 17th November 2015 - A kiss goodbye
The team stayed for a while to watch the seal pups swim off and enjoy the open sea.

Click here to watch a short video of the seal release.
Resident Seals
Here are a few photos of the resident seals watching the rescued pups being prepared for their release back to the wild.

Photo below: Resident Common Seals
Miley
Miley supervising Hollie cleaning out the pool.
Miley
Photo below: Sally
Sally
Photo below: Miley supervising from the side, Sally, Tyne, Amber and Pendle helping the Animal Care Team, Hollie and Nat, with cleaning the remaining dirty water from their pool.
Outdoor seal pool
Aquarium
This months news update seems to be all about the seals...so here are a few photos of the aquarium plus one of Ernie, the Green Sea Turtle, in the Tropical Ocean Tank. Click here or below to see larger versions of these photos.
Aquarium
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Latest Leaflet
The Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary´s latest leaflet for 2015 is available, Click here to download a printer friendly pdf version.
Seal Pups Update
Main outside pool - The only rescued pup in the outside pool with the resident common seals is Mini Milk, she just needs to put on a bit more weight before she is released back to the wild in the next month or so.
Mini Milk
Seal hospital - Tornado (photo below) is still in the swim/weaning pool of the main hospital with Calippo and Tyne´s pup, he will be moved outside to the seal pool in the next few weeks.

Photos below were taken on 17th November 2015.
Tornado
Photo below: Calippo
Calippo
Photo below: Tyne´s Pup

We are still waiting for the Animal Care Team to reveal Tyne´s Pups name. Watch this space
Tyne's pup
Pen 3 - Mint Choc Chip´s is still in the hospital´s pen.
Mint Choc Chip
If You Discover a
Seal Pup in the Wild!
This month saw arrival of the grey seals on the beaches in Norfolk with the females giving birth.
Seals in the wild - Library photo by the Williams media team
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.
Call the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary on 01485 533576.

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.
Resident Otters
Lets squeeze in one more photo, this time of the Otters checking to see whether it is feeding time yet!!!
Otters
Birthday Parties
Why not give your son or daughter a birthday to remember with an Exclusive SEA LIFE Party.

Your son or daughter would get a very special birthday party enjoying their day at the SEA LIFE Sanctuary with family, friends and Captain Jack Sparrow.

If you are interested please call the centre on 01485 533576.
Adopt a Creature
A special way to honour a birthday, a Christmas present, 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.
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 Sanctuary 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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