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Finding Selkie

This is the story of a London Zoo seal-acquisition project in Orkney from 1962. Most of the photos are from a scrapbook owned by Jim Eunson, which he thinks was bought from one of the participants. If anyone has the Orcadian report from the time it would be interesting to see it.
London Zoo seal-acquisition project #1 Thanks to coronavirus I have got round to doing this which I have put off for ages. This is the stor...
London Zoo seal-acquisition project #2 The story as reported at the time in the Daily Express.
London Zoo seal-acquisition project #3 The Navy Helicopter coming in to land at Hatston.
London Zoo seal-acquisition project #5 The helicopter crew and Zoo staff loading the empty transport crates.
London Zoo seal-acquisition project #6 One of the boats that was used to transport the Zoo staff to the Green Holms.
London Zoo seal-acquisition project #7 The crew of the boat - does anyone recognise them?
London Zoo seal-acquisition project #8 This is the London Zoo team en route to the seal colony, sitting on an empty crate.
London Zoo seal-acquisition project #9 The helicopter setting down on the island, taking care not to get bogged down.
London Zoo seal-acquisition project #10 The seals - in for an unpleasant surprise.
London Zoo seal-acquisition project #12 Poor beast ready to be crated up.

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