We're gonna miss this handsome young man. He's ready to go home after several months of rehab. He has reached a healthy release weight and is as fit as a juvenile harbour seal pup could be!
Nickname: The Rockfish
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1903
Admitted on: 2019/05/02
Collection Site: Prince Rupert
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; disturbance
Weight at Admission: 8.2 kg
Patient Status: released
Time in Care: 85 days (2 months, 3 weeks, 3 days)
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Pacific Coastal Airlines
Release Date: 2019/07/26
Release Site: Prince Rupert
Release Weight: 26 kg
Dwayne "The Rockfish" Johnson is the first pup of the season!
Dwayne spends more time in the water than hauled out. He's gained a lot of weight and is looking fantastic. He'll probably be released soon...
Dwayne has been moved to a pre-release pool. He is eating well on his own, and diving for fish thrown into the pool.
Dwayne is very curious and alert, doing well during his tube-feeds and enjoying his baths. He's also beginning to lose his lanugo, the soft hair still covering most of his body.
We rescue, rehabilitate and release 100-150 animals like Dwayne Johnson every year. You can support our important mission by symbolically adopting Dwayne Johnson today with a small donation to the rescue centre.