VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Nickname: Chaloupe

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2074

Admitted on: 2020/08/16

Collection Site: Port Washington, Pender Island

Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Dehydrated; Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 9.3 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 129 days (4 months, 1 week)

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2020/08/04

Weight at Admission: 5.9 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2020/12/23

Release Site: Tiddly Cove

Release Weight: 35.75 kg

Patient Updates

David was released after 129 days in our care.

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

David still looks rather small, but we swear he's grown a lot!

David is recovering from his eye procedure and is doing great. He is the largest seal in his pool and is showing his pool mates the ropes. He spends most of his days exploring his pool and waiting for the best part of his day – meal time!

David is in a pool with Doug, he is a great competitor and always eats as many fish as he possibly can.

David is extra feisty now that he is in fish school. He prefers that his caretakers not help him eat his fish, even though he hasn’t quite figured out how to do it himself yet!

David is feisty and full of character. He loves his swims and his meal time!

Guestbook for David

  1. Welcome, David ? The person you are named for loved fishing the West Coast. The wonderful team at MMR will soon have you out there doing the same! Stay strong ?

  2. Hi David, I hope you’re doing well. I’m a little worried — you aren’t available for adoption ? Are you still ok?

  3. Hi David! Keep up the good work! I’ll be checking on you! Wishing you a speedy recovery! Hugs and love xoxo

  4. Best of luck David! I’m so happy to know that you started your new life in the waters of West Van. Have fun fishing with Bob! 🥰

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