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Seal Feed and Enrichment Experience

Animals

Seal Feed and Enrichment Experience

5 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
Animals

Seal Feed and Enrichment Experience

Animals

Seal Feed and Enrichment Experience

5 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Get more out of your visit to Seal Rescue Ireland's Visitor Center by participating in this brand new, engaging experience, which is great for all ages! This programme gives you the unique opportunity to see our adorable seal pups up close, get involved in the rehabilitation process, and help us get them one step closer to being released back into the wild! Your experience will begin with a behind the scenes tour of the hospital where you'll assist our skilled staff in preparing feeds and other enrichment items to keep the seals happy, healthy and mentally stimulated while in our care. You will then be led out to our rehabilitation pools for the chance to feed the seals, watch them dive and compete for fish, and develop the skills they'll need to flourish in the wild! SRI is active in educating the public on threats facing marine life and promoting ocean conservation and sustainability in order to protect our seas and all who inhabit them. SRI strives to forge a connection between the public and our marine mammal patients, to raise awareness about pressing environmental issues including climate change, ocean pollution and threats to biodiversity, to protect seals in the wild. SRI’s work is made possible almost entirely due to the dedication of volunteers and the generosity of public donations.
  • Responsible interactions

    All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

  • Caring expert hosts

    Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.

  • Diverse animals

    Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.

Your host

Learn more about Sydney

Sydney

Sydney graduated with a degree in marine biology in 2016 and has been working with marine mammals ever since. Sydney joined our team at Seal Rescue Ireland in 2018 as an assistant animal care manager. This experience is also hosted by other members of our team: Sam has a BSc in Zoology from University College Cork, followed by a Master’s in Zoo Conservation Biology at Plymouth University. He has been our Animal Care Manager since 2017. Gale has a degree in Biological Sciences from University of New England and has been working in marine mammal rehabilitation for several years. She joined our team in 2018 as an assistant animal care manager.

About the organisation

Seal Rescue Ireland

Seal Rescue Ireland (SRI) is a charity organisation that works around the clock to rescue, rehabilitate and release native seal pups found sick, injured or orphaned from across the coast of Ireland. As the only seal rescue centre in the Republic of Ireland, it responds to reports nationwide and aims to rehabilitate the pups back to full health so that they can be released back into the wild.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Seal Rescue Ireland.

What's included

Equipment
Latex gloves

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Where you'll be

The Seal Rescue Team will be ready for you at the Seal Rescue Centre (next to the leisure centre in Courtown). Starting at 10am, we'll help you get ready to become a Rescuer for a Day! We'll spend the whole experience in the back stage area of our Rescue Centre, working up close with the seals in our care.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 3 and up can attend.

More tips

Must be accompanied by a legal guardian if under the age of 16.
Sydney
Seal Feed and Enrichment Experience
5 reviews
€20/person
5 reviews
€20/person