News Update for Summer 2018
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Sad news - Lewis, North American River Otter
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of much loved otter, Lewis. In the wild otters usually live for 10 years, however, Lewis was 13 years old and remained active and fun with a mischievous personality throughout his time in the Sanctuary. Unfortunately Lewis passed away on 22nd July 2018 due to a degenerative condition caused by arthritis.

Lewis arrived at the Sanctuary in 2011 from a Zoo in Bristol and quickly became a favourite amongst the visitors.
Lewis, North American River Otter
Lewis, North American River Otter He will be sadly missed by visitors and all of the team who have known and cared for Lewis for the last seven years.

Just click on a photo below to see a larger version of the image of Lewis taken in June 2018.


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Rescued Seal Pup

Rex, common seal pup, was rescued on 4th June 2018. He was found on a pile of discarded fishing nets on a beach on the Isle of Syke. It was very clear that he had been born prematurely as he still had his baby fur and his umbilicus was intact.

Common seals usually shed this fur in the womb and are born with their adult fur.
Rex
Rex After a coordinated rescue effort he was brought to the seal hospital and immediately given fluids. The vet checked Rex over and gave him a clean bill of health.

Apart from being skinny and weak, he will hopefully make a full recovery and be released back into the wild once he can fend for himself.


Resident Seals

Boo (photo left) celebrated his 4th birthday on 14th June 2018.

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Common Seals


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Seals in the Wild

If you would like to see seals in the wild, one choice is to go and see the Incholm Seals from South Queensferry, we went out to have a look, you can book your trip via Forth Boat Tours or Maid of the Forth.

Click here to see a selection of photos of the seals near Incholm island via flickr.
Seals in the Wild


Seal Feeding Experience?
Seal Feeding Experience Would you like to interact with the beautiful resident seals, Pippa, Lora, Macey and Boo, during your visit?

Click here for more details to book an unforgettable twenty minutes Seal Feeding Experience!

This link will take you through to Merlin Entertainments´ official Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary website.
To avoid disappointment, please contact the Sanctuary direct on 01631 720386 prior to booking your Seal Feeding Experience to make sure there are places available.
Remember Only two people per feeding session.


If you discover a Seal in the Wild
During the pupping season, if you are visiting the coast around Scotland, you may well see newborn pups, can we remind you that these pups may look cute, but they have sharp teeth that carry harmful bacterial.

Also keep your dogs on leads when near seals.

Click here to find out what to do if you discover a seal pup that is in distress or alone.
Seals in the wild
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; Do call the Sanctuary on 01631 720386 or tell an appropriate organisation.


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the Sanctuary will be open between 11am-5pm (with last entry at 4pm)
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A Frequent Question: I´m on holiday in the area and can´t print my entrance tickets.

Answer: If you cannot bring a print out of your confirmation email then please make sure you write down the booking reference number and bring this with you along with some ID and the card used to make the booking.

This news update has been put together by volunteers/supporters of the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary.
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