VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Nickname: Tuk Tuk

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2040

Admitted on: 2020/07/23

Collection Site: Beddis Beach, Salt Spring Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Lethargic

Weight at Admission: 7.87 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 77 days (2 months, 2 weeks, 2 days)

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2020/07/21

Weight at Admission: 7.26 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2020/10/08

Release Site: Boundary Bay Beach

Release Weight: 20.39 kg

Patient Updates

Cotopaxie was released after 77 days in our care.

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

Cotopaxie is in a pre release pool and doing great!

Already in a pre release pool, but still needs to gain a lot more weight before she is ready for the ocean.

She may be the smallest seal in her pool but she is quite the competitor! She is quickly gaining wait and enjoys sun bathing with her new friend Dawn.

Cotopaxie is now in a "big kid pool". She's small but sassy!

Cotopaxie is so close to eating fish on her own. Her feeders are confident that she will be on her own within the next day or two!

Guestbook for Cotopaxie

  1. Anxiously awaiting updates on Cotopaxie (Tuk Tuk). I hope she’s doing well.

  2. This is great news for Tuk Tuk. Glad to hear she’ll soon be on her own. Strong girl!

  3. I’m thrilled to hear Cotopaxie is now in the pre-release pool! So happy she’s coming back strong and healthy.

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