June was a hectic month for the Animal Care Team at the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary with the arrival of eight rescued common seal pups, Pippa, Kate, Jessica-Jane, Dempsey, Daley, Miley, Ogogo and Oates. All these pups needed 24 hours care with the staff feeding them every 4 hours (throughout the night as well).
The Cub´s names are Yorkie, Smartie, Skittle and Twix. Click here to watch a short video of one of the Otter cubs trying to juggle a stone.
In the coming weeks the penguins will start their annual moult.
Instead of losing a feather at a time like most birds do, penguins lose all of their feathers over a few weeks and they look very very untidy while they do this. In fact they look quite ill and unkempt during this time. However, after a few weeks all their new feathers will grow back and they will have lovely clean and coated in shiny new feathers.
Our resident common seals, Amber, Sally and Tyne are all doing really well and looking after the rescued pup Macey.
Green Sea Turtle
Ernie, the resident Green Sea Turtle, is settling into his new home in the Aquarium´s Ocean Tank. Click here to watch a short video.
Book a Birthday Party
For details about booking a Birthday Party for your children at the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary, please contact the centre on 01485 533576.
A "Princess" and her party stand by the seal pool from the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary.
Just click on the photo of your choice below to find out more about the residents in the Aquarium, or click on this link to watch a short video of some of the creatures at the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary.
Forthcoming Events for 2012
Walk for Whales : 8th July 2012
Come and join the annual five mile sponsored walk and help raise funds for vital whale and dolphin conservation projects around the world. You will also enjoy a free visit to the SEA LIFE centre or Sanctuary you walk from when the walk is over. For more details visit the Website or Sign up by emailing:- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Whales : 21st July - 29th July 2012
A week of special activities highlighting conservation efforts around the world to help endangered whales and dolphins. Learn about the surprising range of these amazing, intelligent creatures that visit UK waters, and the hazards they face.
Adopt an Animal
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 creature and help to maintain first class animal care at the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary. Click here for more details.
Save money on your entrance tickets by booking on line for the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary. Please
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If You Discover a Seal Pup in the Wild!
The animal care team is 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.
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.
Call the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary on 01485 533576 or contact your nearest RSPCA officer.