We celebrated the start of 2019 by releasing the wonderful flipper-dancing grey seal Loki. It had been just over two months since we picked him...
Archive for category: Seal release
15.02201915th February 2019
Shooglenifty – an unorthodox seal release
By Hillswick Wildlife SanctuaryIn Rehabilitation Diaries, Seal releaseTags grey seal, seal release, Shooglenifty
On Tuesday 24 July we finally managed to release Shooglenifty the grey seal, but it was a bit of an adventure. First we heard that...
06.0620186th June 2018
Releasing Pankhurst the grey seal
By Hillswick Wildlife SanctuaryIn Rehabilitation Diaries, Seal release, SealsTags grey seal, Pankhurst, seal release
Exactly one month after he was found on the side of the road at Boddam with a serious infestation of lungworm that would have killed...
19.03201819th March 2018
Releasing Cooper the laid back grey seal
Cooper the grey seal has finally returned to the ocean after two and a half months at the sanctuary. He was such a poor selkie...
29.01201829th January 2018
Releasing Snolda the grey seal
By Hillswick Wildlife SanctuaryIn Rehabilitation Diaries, Seal release, SealsTags grey seal, seal release
Snolda the grey seal pup came from Papa Stour in early December where he was found in a field. He had already been found in...
15.01201815th January 2018
Releasing Mimi & Rommy
By Hillswick Wildlife SanctuaryIn Rehabilitation Diaries, Seal releaseTags common seals, mimi, Rommy, seal release
We finally released our two common seals Mimi and Rommy on 13 November 2017, five months after they arrived at Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary. Normally our...