Pups Update December 2012
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Pendle
Pendle is still in the hospital, but has been moved to the weaning pool where he is starting to eat fish on his own without the help of the Animal Care Team.
Pendle
Miley
Miley is now a resident at the Sanctuary!
Her thyroid level dropped too low to be released back to the wild so she will be on life-long treatment to maintain her level.

When it drops Miley loses her appetite and becomes lethargic which in the wild would mean she would become malnourished and the Sanctuary do not want to release a seal back into the wild with a health problem that is serious, so she´s staying at the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary.
Miley
Pups Released
Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary have released three seal pups back into the wild this month.

There was a nice winter sun when Brad and Popeye were released on 4th December 2012 at Snettisham beach.   Click here to see a collage of photos taken by Hollie Stephenson, a member of the Animal Care Team.
Brad and Popeye
On 6th December 2012 some of the members of the Animal Care Team travelled to Great Yarmouth to release Claire (photo below) back into the wild from where she was originally rescued with the help of some of the staff at
Great Yarmouth SEA LIFE Centre.

Click here to see a collage of photos of the seal taken by the centre´s staff.
Claire
If you Discover a Seal Pup in the Wild!
DO keep your distance - If the pup has a fluffy white coat it still needs it´s mother. She will only return to feed her pup when she feels it is safe to do so.

DON´T attempt to handle the pup - It is a wild animal, it may bite and can carry infectious diseases. The mother may reject the pup if it is handled.

DON´T attempt to put the pup in the sea - It may be out of the water for a good reason.

DON´T ignore the situation - If the pup is thin, injured or seems unwell (noisy breathing, coughing, runny nose) it probably needs help.
Seal Pup in the wild
DO tell an appropriate organisation - Call the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary on 01485 533576 or your nearest RSPCA Officer.   Wherever you live around the world, check out your nearest rescue organisation.   Be ready to get help when you discover an injured animal.


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