News Update April 2011
Meet our Three Cute New Arrivals!

It might seem an unlikely description for crocodiles...but our three razor-toothed reptiles that have just arrived here at Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary are most definitely ´cute´.

Our three resident Cuvier´s Dwarf Caimen Crocodiles are:-

Jabuti is the largest caiman, she likes to spend her days sitting under the heat lamps sunbathing!
Wanadi is the noisiest member, she loves being pampered by all of her fishy tank mates!!
Kacheri is the smallest, she is a bit shy, Kacheri likes to hide in the corners!!
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These Cuvier´s Dwarf Caimen (Paleosuchus Palpebrosus) Crocodiles are at threat from deforestation, pollution, hunting and collection for the pet trade. Conservation status - Population numbers are strong and abundant. Caimans likes to eat crustaceans, fish and small birds. They can grow up to 1.6 metres in size! Habitat - Fast flowing freshwater rivers and streams, flooded forests, and large lakes in South America.   Did you know...Crocodiles can live for up to 80 years!
Roland Roland is a Proud mummy!

The Aquarists are really proud of their Octopus Roland, who is a new mummy to 45 baby Octopuses.

Our Seals

Damien was taken out of the resident pool recently to prepare him for release back to the wild on the 23rd April 2011, and the three resident girls have been relaxing ever since his departure! Damien was a very lively and active seal pup that liked his own territory!
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Joyce assisting with the release of Damien
Our Seals Amber has started to flick her fish in the air, just like Tyne does. This shows that seals learn a lot of behaviours from other seals.

Sally is verging on 23 this year, this is amazing considering that the life-expectancy of a wild common seal is 15-16 years old! Although she´s ′past it′ Sally is still strong, bright and alert - and can even handle Amber and Tyne when they try to steal her fish!
Tyne is as mischievous as ever, and has even learnt a new trick! Tyne now ′high-fives′ the animal care team when she wants her next fish!
Our Penguins

All the penguins are settling in well with their newest members Elly and Dimi.

This week they were given an enrichment feed of sprat (small fish) tied onto a conveyor rope across their pool. The penguins jumped for joy as they caught their treat!    Photo (right) is Beau.
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