Clive was the oldest and most well known Sealion at Flamingo Land Resort in North Yorkshire.
Clive the Sealion
Having starred in the sealion show for many years he then spent the remainder of his life enjoying his retirement, taking more of a backseat. He occasionally appeared in the live shows which were broadcast during the lockdowns in 2020/2021 which you can watch on our Facebook Page. Sadly Clive peacefully passed away in September 2021.
Clive the Sealion Profile
First name: Clive
Full name: Clive Sweetcheeks Bloom
DOB: 11th June 1994 – 5th September 2021
Place of Birth: Chessington World of Adventures
Current Residence: Flamingo Land Resort
Favourite Food: Mackerel Fish (he also enjoys sprats and herring)
Weight: 260kg (Over 40 stone)
Best Skill: Catching the Basketball
* Having a scratch on the fish barrels and breaking them
* Lazing in the sun and enjoying his retirement
* Clive accidentally broke Holly’s nose following one of our previous live shows
* He once broke into the fish kitchen and ate all the fish
* Clive does a lot of barking
* He is not very talented when it comes to balancing the basketball
* The bump on his head is called a sagittal crest
* His birthday was on the same day as Marvin
Sea Lion of the Week
Clive was the star of the sea lion of the week on Thursday 4th March 2021. In the video below, there is some excellent close-up footage and you will learn a whole lot more about this fantastic animal. Don’t miss the end of the show where the sea lions do some fantastic splashing of Holly and the team presenting the live show.
Clive the Sealion Live Performance
Clive occasionally made an appearance in our live shows as you can see in the video below. You can watch the shows which were broadcast live and direct from Flamingo Land Resort in North Yorkshire on the Attractions Near Me Facebook Page.
These exclusive shows which are streamed directly to our Facebook Page are produced in conjunction with ‘The Bird and Sea Lion Show‘ a small company that produces the shows at the popular North Yorkshire Attraction.
Sea Lions at Flamingo Land Resort
If you enjoyed learning more about Clive, then you will also enjoy these other posts featuring the other sea lions at Flamingo Land. You can get the lowdown on all the Sealions by clicking the links below.
Children’s Sea Lion Quiz
Younger members of the family may enjoy having a go at our sea lion quiz which is both educational and entertaining.
Bringing Joy into Peoples Lives
Here at Attractions Near Me, our number one objective is to help people have fun. Sadly when the coronavirus struck everything was affected including Theme Parks and Attractions, a place where families would normally go to escape everyday life. When the lockdown began it quickly became apparent that it was more important than ever that we looked for ways to help bring joy and the opportunity to socially connect back into peoples lives.
Zoos Appeal for Help
Not only were people affected by this horrible pandemic but businesses were too, some more so than others. It was clear that one of the most badly affected businesses were Zoo’s which not only had to worry about the welfare of their staff, but also the welfare of their animals. As the lockdown period increased major appeals were launched by some of the UK’s largest and most established Zoos including Chester Zoo who had launched a nationwide campaign to ‘Save our zoo’, after admitting it was desperately worried about its future. With this in mind, we decided that as well as putting a smile on peoples faces we also wanted to help support a Zoo or Animal Attraction.
The Bird and Sea Lion Show
With our interest in Theme Parks and Attractions, we came across a Facebook page for ‘The Bird and Sea Lion Show‘ at Flamingo Land Resort. It is not common knowledge that they are a small company that operates the bird and sea lion shows within Flamingo Land Resort. Sadly, they were starting to find the costs with no income coming in almost impossible to cover. Flamingo Land Resort is our local park and we have been watching both the Bird and Sea Lion shows since we were children and like many other families, we now take our own children to watch the shows.
We helped support the ‘The Bird and Sea Lion Show‘ and in return, they presented a live Sea Lion Show bringing joy and entertainment to families and their children across the UK.
A long term Partnership
Following on from our initial Live Show we have maintained our partnership with ‘The Bird and Sea Lion Show‘ and the animals who are involved in the shows make regular appearances on our Facebook Page. Following the success of our first-ever live event, we are planning on there being further live shows with further emphasis placed on education and conservation.
Like our Facebook Page to stay informed. We will continue to support the The Bird and Sea Lion Show Facebook Page and hopefully partner with them for many years to come. They are a fantastic organisation and do amazing work with the animals. If you would like to know more about this great cause be sure to visit their The Bird and Sea Lion Show Facebook Page.