Noito - Patagonian Sea Lion

It is with huge sadness that we announce the passing of Noito, one of the resident Sea Lions at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, on the 4th of November 2022.   This is a great loss to the Sanctuary family and to everyone who cared for him, worked with him, met him and loved him. Read More.

Here is Noito´s Story...
Noito was a young male Patagonian Sea Lion born on the 1st of July 2005 in a marine park in Valencia, Spain, became a resident at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary on the 26th of March 2009.

Noito had a distinctive orange-brown coat and very large eyes, especially when he knows his fish was on the way! He was a very gentle character both with his brother and the Animal Care Team and loved his daily training sessions with the team. He was often found blowing bubbles and playing with the Sanctuary visitors through the underwater viewing windows.

Noito´s favourite fish was herring, especially when hidden in a feed ball!
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Sea Lions Arrived in 2009!
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There was great excitement at the Sanctuary on the 26th of March 2009, with the arrival of two new Sea Lions all the way from Costa Blanca.

Their names are Noito and Diego.

The Sea Lions arrived just after 6pm and they were very keen to get out of the van and explore their new home.

Once in the annex area, the staff took the gate down so they could both meet Rocky and Boadicea. Boadi was happy to see two more Patagonian Sea Lions and there was lots of kisses exchanged between them.

Both hungry from the journey next was feeding time, but both a little reluctant to get into the water, in the end one pushed the other in the water.

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Both were fascinated by the underwater viewing, and cannot understand why there are people in their pool.  
Diego and Noito
Click here to read the BBC News Article.

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