MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Northern Fur Seal

Patient ID: CU2101

Admitted on: 2021/01/22

Collection Site: Salt Spring Island

Reason for Admission: Malnutrition; ocular injury

Weight at Admission: 9.5 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 46 days (1 month, 2 weeks, 1 day)

Current Habitat: Cali Pool

This is a pre-release pool. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2021/01/21

Mode of Transport: DFO, Harbour Air

Patient Updates

Lola has been diagnosed with bilateral congenital cataracts. She will have surgery on both eyes to remove the cataracts, with hopes of regaining some of her eyesight. It is likely that due to her disability, she will eventually be deemed non-releasable. The rescue centre is working with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to determine the best possible outcome for her. Lola now weighs 12.2 kg (she's slowly gaining weight) and is being fed 4-5 times a day.

Guestbook for Lola

  1. Dear Lola – Praying for your speedy recovery! Much love to you and all who are caring for you!

  2. Hi Lola! Aren’t you adorable? The MMRC will take the best care of you. Eat lots of fishes so you get stronger every day & know you are loved by people all around the World. Be well my new Northern Fur seal friend.

  3. You’re in the best care ever Lola! Get rest and follow doctor’s orders! We all love you!! ❤️❤️❤️ Enjoy some fish and get stronger every day!!

  4. Hi Lola! We love you and your external ears!! You are the cutest! Wishing you a good recovery!
    -Naya and Liam

  5. Hi there little Lady, Lola! Just checking on you. I know they are taking great care of you so I hope you are doing well & feeling better and better every day. I bet you are eating your fish and getting strong. Sending you lots of prayers and love my friend.

  6. Hi, Lola! We continue to pray for your healing and recovery, sending much love to you and all who are caring for you with their expert hands and loving hearts!

  7. Hi Lola,

    You are wonderful, and your external ears are the cutest!!! Sending love and a wish for a speedy recovery!

  8. Poor little Lola – 28 days in care, and still no updates – I hope you feel better really soon and grow strong and healthy.

  9. Hi Lola- I came to check on you and hope you are still doing well. Look forward to seeing how much you’ve grown and how strong & healthy you are when we have an update. Be well in the meantime & know that you are loved.

  10. Good girl, Lola! Keep on eating and swimming and growing. You already look more muscular. Good luck with your surgeries.

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