The multi-million pound facility has been carefully designed and constructed to emulate a natural ocean habitat, complete with atmospheric smells and temperatures to mimic the environment the creatures are already accustomed to.
Rescued mammals, of which the species are still to be confirmed, will take up residency in the new zone and will be under the watch of specialist welfare team.
The new two-storey attraction will also include multiple touch points and observation decks for guests to interact, allowing them to engage and become educated in marine welfare, as well as understanding some of our planet’s wider environmental issues.
Amy Langham, General Manager at the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham said: “We’re really proud and passionate about the new facility and the investment ploughed in to the development is testament to the core values of the business.
“With the current global environmental situation, animals need support now more than ever to protect their welfare, and the opening of our new facility will allow us to support those in need with expert care.”
It’s the first large scale investment in the attraction since 2014, when it welcomed a colony of gentoo penguins at the new Penguin Ice Adventure exhibition.
The National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham is one of nine SEA LIFE Centres across the UK we’ve partnered with in 2019. Find out more about our partnership here.
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