5 days after its escape from the Tiergarten in Nordhorn, more than 70kms downstream, they could catch a seal in Dalfsen (3 sept 2003). The seal is now known as the seal Hannes of Dalfsen. They brought the seal to the famous seal crêche of Pieterburen. To commemorate this extraordianary escape, a bronze statue was made by Paul van Laere. You can still admire the staue and the story in Dalfsen.