News Update October 2016
The Resident Penguins

Say hello to Beau & his partner Ellie, Charlie & partner Jerome and Jess & her partner Dimi.

These were joined by four penguins, Pinky & her partner Bently and Millie & partner Burt, who were formerly part of a 20-bird colony at the Seaview Wildlife Encounter on the Isle of Wight, which was closed down after 44 years in late 2015.

The Isle of Wight attraction cited the seasonal nature of its operations and stiffer legislation as the reasons behind its closure.
Other members of the colony were re-homed at the SEA LIFE centres in Great Yarmouth, Gweek and Weymouth. Resident Penguins

Resident Otters

Interesting facts...Did you know that the long stiff hairs on the otter´s coat, known as guard hairs, are coated with oil which repels water. Underneath the guard hairs, closer to the skin, the otter has a dense layer of warm fur which keeps them warm whether on dry land or swimming underwater.
Photo right: Summer and her sons Smarti & Twix. Otters

Resident Seals

Interesting facts...Did you know that seals have sensitive whiskers that help them to detect prey in murky waters. Also seals are insulated from the cold by a thick layer of blubber.
Photo below: Silver trying to annoy Pendle.
All Pendle wants to do is have an afternoon nap after lunch! Seals

Rescued Seal Pups

This little 3 months old common seal pup, named Jax by the Animal Care Team, was rescued from Mundesley beach on 18th October 2016 after being found with blood around his mouth.
On checking Jax (photo right) over it was apparent his breathing was very heavy. Jax
Dr Robotnik, Dixie, Misty along with Jax are in the main hospital, Snorlax, Tetris, Ash and Lara, Jigglypuff, Birdo & Fiona are in the outside main seal pool and putting on lots of weight before they are returned to the wild shortly.

Blaze, Bowser, Mario and Cortana were released back into the wild on 3rd October 2016.

If You Discover a
Seal Pup 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.
Please call the
Sanctuary on
01485 533576.
The Animal Care Team are 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.

Adopt a Seal Pup

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 seal pup or a creature and help to maintain the first class animal care at the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary. Please click here for more details. Adopt a Seal Pup
Protect Our Seas and Wildlife!
Take Action Now to Help Protect our Seas for Future Generations.

SEA LIFE Trust and Marine Conservation Society are calling on the government to be ambitious when designating the next group of Marine Protected Areas, this must include all 34 of the priority sites Marine Conservation Society and the SEA LIFE Trust are championing.

The government must also ensure that all Marine Protected Areas around the UK are properly managed.
Marine Protected Areas
The question is have you signed the petition yet? If you haven´t already, please click here to sign the on-line petition to protect key areas around the UK´s coastline. #breedrescueprotect

The last day for the on-line petition is 30th November 2016.

Seals in the Wild!
We are now into the Grey Seal pupping season in the UK, if you are visiting the coast in Suffolk or Norfolk, you may well see newborn pups, can we remind you that white fluffy pups may look cute, but they have sharp teeth that carry harmful baterial.

They can also be easily disturbed and lose their mum, so please keep your distance and help look after our wonderful marine life!

Keep your dogs on the lead near these wild animals.

Photo below: 2 days old seal pup
Seal Pups on the beach

Aquarium Photos
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Towels Always Wanted!
A huge Thank You to this lovely lady, Pauline Scotney, for dropping off her towels earlier this month which she handed to Danni on the main reception desk.
Towels from Pauline

Animal Care Team would also like to Thank everyone for donating their towels to help with the seal pups.
If anyone has any spare towels, please drop them into the reception at the Sanctuary. Thank You so much.

Leaflet for 2016
The Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary´s new leaflet for 2016 is available, Click here to download a printer friendly pdf version.

Save Money on your Admission Tickets
Don´t forget to purchase your entrance tickets for single admission tickets, family tickets, group tickets, school bookings, etc., on-line in advance and Save up to 30%.

Plus you can also purchase SEA LIFE Annual Passes and Merlin Annual Passes.

When you click here or on the above link, it will take you through to Merlin Entertainments´
official booking website for Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary for the Best Price Guarantee.

A Frequent Question: I´m on holiday in the area and can´t print my entrance tickets.
Answer: Please click here for more details about printing tickets.

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

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