MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Nickname: Penny

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2123

Admitted on: 2021/07/04

Collection Site: Seal Bay

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 8.8 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 25 days

Current Habitat: Halibut Pool

Patients that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a pool where they can learn how to compete with other animals. This is one of the smaller pools with a haul-out platform in the centre. It can only fit a few animals and is a good starting point for patients that have never been housed with another seal.

Also in Halibut Pool with Penelope:Tango

Transfer History

Received from: MARS Wildlife Rescue

Original Admission: 2021/07/04

Mode of Transport: Pacific Coastal Airlines

Patient Progress

"Training" Pool Penelope has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her own. She has been moved to a small pool that fits up to 3 animals where she can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. She will move to a larger pool once she is confident enough.

Patient Updates

Penelope is a big girl now! She's already moved on to a training pool!

Guestbook for Penelope

  1. Hi there Penelope- Came to check on you and realized i didn’t leave you a message. You are such a pretty girl. Looks like you are so soft and have the prettiest dark gray and black fur and super big curious eyes. You’ve been at MMRC for 9 days so I bet they are taking good care of you. I hope you get well soon and grow strong and healthy. Sending you lots of positive thoughts and healthy vibes. Prayers, hope and love to you from Texas as well. Take care and be well cutest Miss Penelope.

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