This World Turtle Day we remember Menai the Olive Ridley turtle, who washed up almost on our doorstep in November 2016, near death, and was in our care until the following summer, making a near miraculous recovery. Many of you probably remember her story! When she was found, she was very cold and severely underweight, and we didn’t really expect her to make it – however, she surprised us all and pulled through!
Menai was quite the character, a very feisty lady who knew what she liked and didn’t like and was very particular about her food. She became a local celebrity and even made the national news a few times as well as the documentary series The Island Strait on ITV by Slam Media!
We were overwhelmed with and incredibly thankful for the support we received from both individuals and local businesses to help with her husbandry, food and veterinary costs.
She was flown to Gran Canaria in June 2017 for further rehabilitation and release, but we were devastated to hear the following winter that her health had declined and she had eventually passed away. This was heartbreaking news after all the hard work we had put into her care. At least we know we can do it if another turtle happens to wash up on our doorstep!
We'll be celebrating World Oceans Day again on June 8th! A day for appreciating our oceans with ocean-themed activities... keep an eye our Facebook for more details! http://ow.ly/NNgL50u5etb
Photos of the royal visit on 8/5 at our neighbours Halen Mon Sea Salt. Lovely that William made the effort to come over and speak to us!
Wonderful to have these two very special, genuine, down-to-earth people here and so proud that Anglesey holds such a special place in their hearts!
Looking forward to them visiting us here at the Sea Zoo with their children soon!
We're gearing up for May half term! In addition to our daily talks, we'll have fun and fishy arts & crafts sessions in our marquee, so get your creative juices flowing!
Ahoy there! We're doing a special discount for this Bank Holiday Monday - 10% off entry to the aquarium all day on Monday May 6th ONLY, so if you're looking for a fun & educational experience with the kids then why not pop in? "Sea" you soon!
Only applicable to standard and family tickets - can't be used in conjunction with any other discount or voucher.
Did you know dolphins are native to the UK and there's a resident population right here in Wales in Cardigan Bay? Find out more about in our director Frankie's article in this month's North Wales Magazine!