VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1962

Admitted on: 2019/07/29

Collection Site: Crofton

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Dehydrated

Weight at Admission: 10.6 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 52 days (1 month, 3 weeks)

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2019/07/25

Weight at Admission: 8.6 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2019/09/19

Release Site: Bowen Island (South Side)

Release Weight: 24.23 kg

Patient Updates

Babirusa was released after 52 days in our care.

You can see the list of all animals released at this release in the release record.

One last night at the rescue centre... and Babirusa seems to be really enjoying it. Tomorrow she'll leave us for her natural home. Good luck, Babirusa ─ be safe out there!

They grow up so fast... Babirusa has made it into a larger pre-release pool already, and she seems to be good at picking haul-out spots. This is a premium one...

Babirusa is looking good in his "training" pool where he's figuring out how to compete for fish with another pup.

Babirusa is being described as one who has a true love for running water. While she was in a tub, she seemed to love being sprayed. Now that she’s in a pool, she frolics under the hose when the pool is being refilled.

Guestbook for Babirusa

  1. I am so glad to see that she is doing so well and has been released!! We were all really shocked when we found a baby seal on the Aqua park at Qwanoes so we are happy that she has been moved to an environment more suitable for a seal!! (One of our campers named her Sammy)

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