Exploris The Northern Ireland Aquarium

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seal sanctuary CLICK HERE - seal sanctuary :: watch the seals in and out of the water

Tour Of Exploris  :  Feeding

Tube Feeding

Seal pups are tube-fed a blended mixture of rehydration fluid, herring fillets, salmon oil, antibiotics and vitamins 4 times a day.


Force Feeding

After a week or two whole herring are introduced. Seals are force fed until they are able to eat by themselves.


Learning to Self Feed

Flooding the pens with seawater enables pups to learn to feed by themselves from the water.

Also in this section...

Aquarium Plan
Species Database
Seal Sanctuary
Tides Cafe
Splash Out Shop

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