MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2051

Admitted on: 2020/07/27

Collection Site: Saratoga Beach

Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Maternal separation; Dehydrated

Weight at Admission: 7.62 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 93 days (3 months, 1 day)

Transfer History

Received from: MARS Wildlife Rescue

Original Admission: 2020/07/27

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2020/10/28

Release Site: Cates Park

Release Weight: 32.7 kg

Patient Updates

Ark was released after 93 days in our care.

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

Ark is in the largest pre release pool on site and has gotten so big!

Ark is now in a pre release pool with 7 other seals to compete with!

Ark is now eating on his own, although he occasionally eats his fish tail first.

Ark eats his fish backwards... but he is improving.

Ark is making really good progress in fish school. He's very smart and his caretakers are very proud of him!

Ark is a tiny, skinny seal boy. Dehydrated and emaciated, he arrived a few days ago ─ but he's already made some progress and is looking much better now.

Guestbook for Ark

  1. What a sweet little face. We saw Ark on the beach before he was rescued. We are so happy to see him safe in your care.

  2. What a beautiful and precious little fellow he is. I’m so thankful he has been saved and appears to be feeling so well..

  3. He looks like a sweetie! So sorry he had to go thu this but he is a survivor!! I want to see his journey!

  4. You are beautiful and will grow into a strong beautiful seal. Good luck

  5. Hi Ark , Hope you are doing better. I and so many people wish you the best. We love you Ark. ❤️

  6. Happy your doing better, sweet boy! Wish you luck and many more years of the ocean!

  7. Ark is adorable and so is his story. Hoping for a speedy recovery and release.

  8. Hi Ark… You look so cute.. Thank you for the work you all do..
    God bless you

  9. So good to see that Ark is doing well. We were on the HA flight with him from Comox.

  10. Thank you for all the care you are giving to the survival of this animal.
    Hi Ark. You are so cute. Love you!
    God bless!

  11. WOW Ark,
    You are a precious, lovely boy.
    So glad to hear you are safe. Stay strong little one.
    Thankyou to all rescue and volunteer workers looking after Ark.
    Love and Hugs from Australia.

  12. Hello my beautiful baby. I just adopted you today. When I say your cute little face, I just felt in love with you. You are a silly seal, eating your fish backward…well, some people think I am silly too!!! I am so proud of the progress you have made and I just know in my heart you will do great. I wish I could actually see you but I am grateful for all the care givers that watches over you. You are and you will always be in my heart. I love you my beautiful Ark! xoxoxoxo

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