VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2041

Admitted on: 2020/07/24

Collection Site: Cates Park

Reason for Admission: Dehydrated; Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 9.63 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 65 days (2 months, 4 days)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance


Release Date: 2020/09/27

Release Site: Caulfield Park

Release Weight: 21.9 kg

Patient Updates

Freeman was released after 65 days in our care.

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

Freeman has grown so much! He is in a pre release pool and eating so many fish each day that he’ll be ready for the wild in no time.

Freeman has now graduated fish school and is in a pool with two new friends! He immediately befriended Ona who he loves to chase around his pool and cuddle up next to on their haul out.

Freeman has been moved onto a pool and is a good boy (we're quoting his caretakers here). He likes to chase Ona and Darby.

Freeman has just been introduced to fish and while he is a little unsure of them, he is doing great during his first couple days of weaning.

Guestbook for Freeman

  1. So glad to hear our adopted pup is doing well and has graduated to fish school.

  2. Hi Freeman, You are too cute for words! Congrats on your progress, we’re all rooting for you! You are loved! xoxo

  3. SO HAPPY “Freeman” has done so well. He has been named in honor of my late husband Gary R Freeman. I will be there on Sunday to wish you well and see you on your way Freeman !

  4. You’re amazing Freeman!!! Great job striving and thriving back to health! Praying you’re happy, safe, and rocking it out there! Huge thanks to everyone at MMRC and all for helping this little guy!! So happy to see all these precious animals back to health and were ready for release!

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