News Update Spring 2016
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New for 2016

Become a Rainforest Ranger and meet lots of new creatures!

Ever wanted to touch a snake, or how about holding a giant millipede? Well now you can! Come along and meet the new creepy crawly creatures, and hold them if you dare!

For those of you who have a phobia of Snakes (no photos on this website) don´t worry they are kept inside the "Rainforest Rangers" room. When you arrive at the SEA LIFE Sanctuary, just ask the lovely staff at the front of house desk which area to avoid, then you can relax and enjoy your visit.

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Photo above is of Alan the Lizard who loves cuddles.

Seal Pups Update

11th March saw the rescue of Pudding (photo below) followed by Noel on 20th March, Pacman on 31st March, Bauble on 3rd April 2016 and Star on 10th April 2016. Most of these rescued pups were suffering from lungworm.
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Dancer, Princess Peach, Dasher, Prancer, Comet and Buddy have been rehabilitated over the last few months and were released at Snettisham beach back into the sea where they belong on 11th April 2016.
Click here to watch the video
or
Click here to see a selection of photos of the seals released via flickr.
Seal Release - 11th April 2016

Click here or below to see a selection of photos taken of the pups in the outside seal enclosure on 10th April 2016.
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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. Adopt a Seal Pup

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
Sanctuary on
01485 533576.
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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.

Book a Birthday Party

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. Birthday Party
If you are interested please call the centre on 01485 533576.

New Leaflet for 2016

The Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary´s new leaflet for 2016 is available, Click here to download a printer friendly pdf version.
Towels Urgently Wanted!
The fantastic Animal Care Team are running low on towels due to lots of rescues of seal pups. If anyone has any spare towels, please drop them into the reception at the Sanctuary. Thank You so much.
Towels
Asian Short-Clawed
Otters
These beautiful little creatures were very noisy and squealing while the seal pups were being prepared in the next enclosure.
Otters
Humboldt Penguins
The staff are waiting for signs of the pitter patter of tiny chick web-feet! Any day now! The Penguins make caring parents and share the job of incubating their eggs. Females share egg sitting duties with the male for about 40 days.
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Aquarium
Aquarium
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Resident Seals
Tornado who was rescued on 3rd July 2015, he has now become a resident and will not be returned to wild.
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Resident Seals
Walk for Whales 2016
A date for your diary...Want to do your bit to raise awareness and money for The Whale and Dolphin Conservation charity?

Why not take part in the 5 miles "Walk for Whales" on the Sunday 26th June 2016 at one of the eleven Sea Life centres around the UK. One could be near you?

Click here to find out more details.
Walk for Whales - 26th June 2016
Click here or below to see a selection of photos taken at last year´s Walk for Whales.
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Visitors Photos
Erica and her family really enjoyed their recent visit.
Erica and her family visit on 26th March 2016
Michelle and Matt with their 3 years old son Louie.
10th April 2016
Staff Photo
Hannah, a member of the Entertainments Team, is having a staring match with one of the Cuvier´s Dwarf Crocodiles to see who will blink first!
Staring match!
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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