News Update - Summer 2018

Rescued Seal Pups for 2018
In June, July and August saw arrival of 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, Shuffle and Baroque on 4th July 2018, Cha Cha on 18th July 2018, Hokey Pokey on 26th July 2018, Conga on 11th August 2018, Calypso on 14th August 2018, Gangnam on 19th August 2018, Shimmy on 20th August 2018 and Moonwalk on 21st August 2018 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.

Click on the pup´s image below to see a larger version of the photo. Enjoy!
Rumba, Premature Common Seal Pup Freddie, Common Seal Pup
Rumba Freddie
Thriller, Common Seal Pup Macarena, Common Seal Pup
Thriller Macarena
Agadoo, Common Seal Pup Hula, Common Seal Pup
Agadoo Hula
Floss, Common Seal Pup Jiva, Common Seal Pup
Floss Jiva
Vogue, Common Seal Pup Ballet, Common Seal Pup
Vogue Ballet
Morris, Common Seal Pup Shuffle, Common Seal Pup
Morris Shuffle
Baroque, Common Seal Pup Cha Cha, Common Seal Pup
Baroque Cha Cha
Hokey Pokey, Common Seal Pup Baroque and Shuffle
Hokey Pokey Baroque and Shuffle
Conga, Common Seal Pup Calypso, Common Seal Pup
Conga Calypso
Shimmy, Common Seal Pup Moonwalk, Common Seal Pup
Shimmy Moonwalk
Gangnam, Common Seal Pup Thriller, Macarena, Freddie and Agadoo
Gangnam Seal Pups
Photo Gallery
We hope you enjoy the selection of photos taken during August 2018, click here or on the photo of your choice below to see a larger version of the image.
Asian Short-Clawed Otter Playground Pirate Ship
Asian Short-Clawed Otter Playground Pirate Ship
Ernie - The Green Sea Turtle Brown Trout (Salmo trutta)
Ernie - The Green Sea Turtle Brown Trout (Salmo trutta)
Madagascar Hissing Cockroach Ray
Madagascar Hissing Cockroach Ray
Cuvier´s Dwarf Crocodile Orchid Mantis
Cuvier Dwarf Crocodile Orchid Mantis

Aayla has moved to Cornwall
An 18-month-old grey seal pup who had to have half a flipper surgically removed has become the newest resident at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary on 17th July 2018.

Aayla was rescued on the Norfolk coast in January last year weak from hunger and with a small wound to her front right flipper. She was cared for at Sea Life Hunstanton, where a detailed vet´ inspection revealed that infection in her wound had spread to the bones of her flipper. Click here to read more.

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

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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