Norbert was rescued on 29th June 2017

Norbert, one week old male common seal pup, was rescued from the Isle of Rum in the Inner Hebrides. He was found by a member of the public who had observed him for a day and mum was nowhere to be seen.

Due to the somewhat inaccessible nature of the Island (ferries are very limited); it took a team of people to relay the pup to one of the vets in Fort William.
Norbert photo taken on 16th July 2917
After the vet had given the pup a thorough health check, members of the Animal Care team collected Norbert and brought him back to Seal Rescue Hospital for rehabilitation.
Norbert photo taken on 16th July 2917 He is named Norbert after Hagrid´s dragon in Harry Potter because he makes little dragon noises.


Update: 20th July 2017 - Norbert is currently in the hospital´s pool. This photo left and above were taken on 16th July 2017.
Update: 24th August 2017 - This photo of Norbert in the hospital´s wean/swim pool was taken on 22nd August 2017, click here to see a larger version of this and further image. Norbert photo taken on 22nd August 2017
Dumbo and Norbert were released back to the wild Update: 19th October 2017 - Norbert along with Dumbo have been successfully released back in to the wild together after being nursed back to health in the seal hospital.

Although it was very sad for the staff to say goodbye, it was lovely to see them go back in to the wild in such a great state of health.

Click here to watch a short video of the release.

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