MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Moki

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2080

Admitted on: 2020/08/28

Collection Site: West Vancouver

Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Failure to Thrive; Dehydrated

Weight at Admission: 7.4 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 24 days

Current Habitat: In Quarantine

Every seal that arrives at the rescue centre is placed in a tub under quarantine. This is the first temporary home for each new arrival, where they remain for at least 14 days before they are moved to a larger tub.

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Milk Matrix Moki is being fed a milk formula that mimics the milk she would receive from her mother. This formula is high in fat and promotes weight gain. She will eventually be weaned onto fish.

Patient Updates

Moki is growing stronger and stronger each day!

Guestbook for Moki

  1. Stay strong Moki! Everyone wants you to get better! Praying for your progress and recovery! You are loved! xoxo

  2. Hello Moki! You are on good hands. You have to fight and get stronger…you can do it. You are loved! xoxoxo

  3. Dear Moki, so lovely to see your picture! Keep drinking that yummy fatty formula and get fatten up!! We love you very much!! Keep fighting!!

  4. It’s so nice to see your picture Moki!! You are such a beautiful seal!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  5. Our family was very fortunate to join the Family Volunteer program at the Vancouver Aquarium last summer and it was an immensely valuable experience for us and we had so much fun. Thank you for choosing our name for this seal!

    Here’s the backstory for the name “Moki”

    “Our family is obsessed with the great work and the lovely seals at MMR. In March this year, my 12 year old daughter almost lost her life because her brain avm ruptured. Thankfully she recovered after numerous surgeries under the great care from
    BC Children’s Hospital. During the days in the hospital, she lost a lot of weight. We would follow and admire the seals being posted on MMR IG while in the hospital bed, and we read stories of their recoveries which brought us lots of joy. We told our daughter that she was like one of those rescued seals, and needed to get fatten up by resting and eating lots of food. She needs to build her blubber and gets stronger, and soon she can be “released”. We had so much fun pretending to be a baby seal needing rescue and we came up with a nickname for our daughter – “Moki”.
    We hope this name will be chosen to bring awareness to AVM (arteriovenous malformation) which affects 1% of the population and to encourage all AVM warriors to press on!
    Moki in Hawaiian also means “God is Good!”

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