VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Nickname: Zodiak

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2035

Admitted on: 2020/07/21

Collection Site: Hornby Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 9.1 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 89 days (2 months, 4 weeks)

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2020/07/13

Weight at Admission: 6.8 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2020/10/18

Release Site: Brunswick Beach

Release Weight: 21.9 kg

Patient Updates

Yoda was released after 89 days in our care.

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

Yoda is quickly gaining weight and is almost ready to be released!

Yoda likes to pretend that he’s never been fed. He is the most eager seal in his pool and always greets his caretakers at the pool entrance. He is very vocal and demands fish 24/7!

Yoda is as vocal as ever and easy to spot (or hear) in his pool. He is always the first one at the gate when his caretakers stop by with buckets of fish.

After a whole lot of practice Yoda has finally learned to eat fish on his own. He will soon be moved to a pool where he can learn to compete with other seals.

Guestbook for Yoda

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