Turtles to get Christmas dinner

Staff at the SEA LIFE Blackpool are treating their animals to a special Christmas dinner this year.

Turtles to get Christmas dinner

Seven turtles at SEA LIFE Blackpool are to be fed Brussels sprouts as a special treat on Christmas Day (25.12.15).

The hard-shell reptiles at the marine centre in the seaside resort certainly won't be missing out on the traditional festive dinner this year as staff at the marine centre are planning to hand-feed them the mini green cabbages.

SEA LIFE Blackpool General Manager, Rachel Sipes, said: "They know as soon as they see us with the sprouts that it's Christmas. It's lovely to watch them all tucking in."

And the turtles aren't the only creatures in for a treat this year as the 19 tropical sharks are set to be dished up top quality salmon and mackerel, rather than their usual daily diet of whiting and squid.

Rachel Sipes added: "We like to make a fuss of the beautiful aquatic creatures on Christmas Day because they are very much part of the family here.

"It's great to see how much they enjoy the day, and especially their favourite food. They might not recognise Santa but they definitely know it's Christmas."

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