News Update for Spring 2013

Easter Eggstravaganza
The Easter weekend saw The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary open its doors to hoards of hungry egg hunters!

To raise money for Merlin´s Magic Wand over the Easter weekend the Sanctuary held a two day Easter Eggstravaganza!
Easter Eggstravaganza
The two days saw over 50,000 eggs hunted, 658 hot cross buns eaten, 352 pieces of SEA LIFE jewellery made, and 35 litres of warming soup consumed!

Over the two days we had over 30 entrants to our Easter bonnet competition, with 4 lucky winners taking home the converted first prize!

Guests danced the day away to a live band and enjoyed feeds and talks through out the day!

Click here to see a selection of photos. Click here to watch a short video of the day.
Easter Eggstravaganza
Nutkins Nature Trail
During your next visit explore the amazing wildlife found in the woods and around the lochside of the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary.

The official opening of the new "Nutkins Nature Trail" will take place shortly.

It is worth a walk to explore and admire the views and all the wonderful wooden crafted wildlife sculptures.

Just click on a thumbnail of your choice below to see some of the photos.
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There is even a wildlife hide set on the shores of Loch Creran.
Nutkins Nature Trail
Resident Seals
Lora, Macey and Pippa are getting on really well. When it comes to feeding time, the staff put a gate across the entrance to both pools, so they can train Macey and Pippa apart.

As you can see from photo below, Lora cannot decide which pool she prefers so you can see her climbing onto the wall.
Lora on the wall
Aquarium Photos
Just click on a thumbnail of your choice below to catch up with some of the creatures at the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary.
Common Cuttlefish Trigger Fish Aquarium Red Gurnard Aquarium
Aquarium Wolf Fish Bib Aquarium Starry Smooth Hound
Gilt Head Sea Bream African Clawed Frog Big Bellied Seahorse Aquarium Aquarium
Pup Released
Zebby who was found abandoned by his mother during bad weather on 3rd November 2013. Following the completion of treatment and rehabilitation of this pup, Zebby was released back to the wild on 6th January 2013.
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Turtle Sanctuary
In the Turtle Sanctuary you will see a selection of some of the exotic animals from around the world.
Photo below: Common Snapping Turtle

Turtle Sanctuary
Common Snapping Turtle Ouachita Map Turtles Turtle Sanctuary Mississippi Map Turtles Yellow-bellied Slider
Isla is always following Lewis around their enclosure making sure he doesn´t find any food left over from the previous feed!

Isla looking up at Lewis
Seahorse Sanctuary
The Sanctuary has an amazing display of some of the Seahorses from around the world which includes Big Bellied Seahorses.

Seahorses Sanctuary
Interactive Touchpool
Gareth always makes the interactive touchpool interesting to explore.

Interactive Touchpool
Creran Cook Book
Just to let you all know that the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary have created their very own Creran Cook Book for only £3.00 (plus £1.99 for P&P).

This would make a great Birthday present.

If you would like to buy a copy, please send a cheque made payable to "The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary" for £4.99 including P&P or contact the centre direct on 01631 720386.
Creran Cook Book
New Leaflet for 2013
Click here to view and print off the latest leaflet for 2013.

Save Money on Tickets
When you click on the button below, it will take you through to Merlin Entertainments´ official Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary website for the
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Book a Birthday Party
For more information click on the button below.
Birthday Party
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 - Telephone the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary on 01631 720386 or your nearest SSPCA or 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.