Luna the Seal

Harry Potter Seal Leaves Muggle Life for the Magical Ocean

Luna the grey seal has left her muggle family to rejoin the magical ocean world. The staff at the National Aquarium in Baltimore deemed her well enough to return to the sea.


Named after Harry Potter character Luna Lovegood, Luna was discovered stranded in Ocean City, Maryland suffering from an array of ailments such as pneumonia, dehydration, lungworms, and bite wounds. 



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She was treated at the aquarium care center since May 23rd and has thankfully made a full recovery. She was put on antibiotic therapy and a diet of fish gruel administered to her through tubes until she regained the ability to eat. During this treatment, brave Luna gained twenty pounds. 


Luna being released

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While on land, she may not appear as graceful and delicate as her namesake, once in the water, Luna looks right at home, dipping and diving like she’s never been away. Best of luck, Luna!


Luna with a shell mobile

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Check out the full video of Luna’s release here


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