CLACTON SEA LIONS
The Sea Lion Show was the last of the sealife shows on Clacton Pier. There were four Sea lions called Anna, Marcus, Kojak & Bimbo, there was more on the pier but at present their names are not know. Bimbo was moved to the Sea Lion Show at Pleasurewood Hills. In April 1975 newly weds Jon & Penny Kershaw cut short their honeymoon to come back to Clacton to get Anna the sea lion ready for an appearance on the TV show "Opportunity Knocks". One known trick Anna was good at performing was balancing a ball on a pole on her nose. In Ocober 1975 there was a report of a baby seal that was nursed at the dolphinarium on Clacton Pier after suffering a gunshot wound. The seal was put into a net and sprayed with ointment as part of its treatment, it is unknown how the gunshot wound happened or if the baby seal survived.
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CLACTON SEA LION SHOW VIDEO
Marcus the sea lion with trainer Luigi putting on a show at Clacton