MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Nickname: Space Shuttle

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2006

Admitted on: 2020/06/19

Collection Site: RVYC Jericho Beach

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 9.93 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 47 days (1 month, 2 weeks, 2 days)

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2020/06/08

Weight at Admission: 7.2 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2020/08/05

Release Site: Brunswick Beach

Release Weight: 18.2 kg

Patient Updates

Yuki was released after 47 days in our care.

"Yuki didn't wait when his crate was opened and headed straight into the waves..."

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

Yuki's time at the rescue centre has almost come to an end. He's made great progress over the last few weeks and will very soon be returned to the wild.

Yuki is growing up fast! He's moved on to a pre-release pool where he'll stay until he has reached his release weight.

Yuki has been moved to his first pool, where he'll work on his fish-eating skills before he gets to move on to a training pool. He's officially a big boy now!

Yuki hasn't quite figured out what to do with his fish, but he's working on it. He's now officially in fish school.

Yuki is being weaned! In addition to his formula, he's now getting some fish. He's not really liking it yet, but that will change quickly.

Yuki is still one of the most vocal seals on site. He's quite curious and very photogenic ─ and quickly becoming a fan favourite.

Yuki is very vocal and showing a lot of personality. He seems to be doing well.

Yuki seems to have perked up quite a bit since we last checked in on him. He's quite curious now, and much more active.

Guestbook for Yuki

  1. Hi hi Yuki!!!?
    I just found out about the MMR and Yuki immediately caught my eye. I wish him the best and to every other seal in the rescue! I’ll be checking here regularly to see when he can be adopted!! I love seals so very much. Though I am just about to graduate, I want to go into the zoology field so badly so I could be able to help and interact with seals like Yuki! Yuki you are the cutest little thing and i am sending you lots of love!!!!?

  2. Hello sweet Yuki boy! ♥️ I just found MMR, and I’m glad I did because I love all seals so much. I sent you some money to help rehab you today because you’re so cute and I believe in you. Please do your best to do what the doctors prescribe — drink all of your milk and gain weight and grow up healthy! You’ll get tasty fish in awhile, and it’ll be great. I’m rooting for you!

  3. Yuki, you wonderful being, you are in my prayers each day and I wish you the best life ever. I am glad to know you are being taken care of. I love you, you are so beautiful and magical.

  4. Hi Yuki! You are so so adorable and have the sweetest eyes. Hoping my donation helps you! Stay cute!

  5. I feel so glad that he is doing well and growing stronger every day. Stay strong Yuki ❤️ We love you.

  6. Yuki you are adorable! ❤️❤️❤️
    So glad you are doing well,& getting stronger and growing everyday.

  7. Hello, Yuki!! I found you yesterday and had to adopt you, because you look just like my plush seal who is also named Yuki! You are the first seal I’ve ever adopted. I am so glad that you are thriving and getting stronger- so proud of you! I am looking forward to checking in on you every day. Good luck in fish school! You’re adorable!! We love you!! ❤️

  8. Hello, Yuki!!! You are the first seal I’ve adopted (First real animal I’ve adopted really) and I am thrilled that you are getting stronger! Looking forward to seeing and hearing about your progress and the friends you will make in the training pool. You have plenty of fans of you and rooting for you!! <3 <3

  9. Hello,Yuki?
    You are the first animal I have adopted! You have the same name as me♪I am so excited to see your progress. I Love You❤

  10. Hi there Yuki! You are one of the cutest baby Harbor Seals I have ever seen! Your so cover with markings…

    I wonder if you will change colors as it gets older? Tell your helpers thank you very much!

    Peac3 & Lov3

  11. congrats on being released Yuki!!!!! I loved watching all your progress and I am so proud of you. Best of luck to you sweet boy!!!

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