MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2127

Admitted on: 2021/07/07

Collection Site: Stanley Park

Reason for Admission: Marine mammal disturbance

Weight at Admission: 6.2 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 103 days (3 months, 1 week, 5 days)

Current Habitat: Harbour 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.

Also in Harbour Pool with Guapa:Gigue, Hashbrown

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Staff

Patient Progress

Fish School Guapa is now in fish school. She is currently learning how to eat fish on her own. All pups are initially hand-fed, but later fish is just thrown into their tub to give them an opportunity to dive for, grab and swallow the fish whole, head first. It's something all pups need to learn, and it requires quite some skill. Eventually, Guapa will eat entirely on her own at which point she will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

Guapa took her time learning how to eat fish, but she has finally accepted that fish are food, not friends. She has learned to eat all on her own and now is in a pool with a couple of other seals where she will learn how to compete.

How is fish school going for Guapa? Well, let's say she wouldn't exactly be a threat to any fish just yet...

Guestbook for Guapa

  1. Hi Guapa! Welcome to MMRC, they will give you the best care. I am so glad they were able to bring them to Vanaqua. Your weight is 6.2 pounds which is teeny tiny. I’m sorry you have to struggle so early in your life. Sending you an abundance of love and hope. Stay strong and get well soon sweet baby girl. xoxo

  2. Sending love & healing to you baby Guapa! You are a beautiful girl & surrounded by helping hands.

  3. Hi Guapa- Came to check on you and see you are doing well. The update says you are in fish school which is terrific news! Keep up the good work so you can grow bigger and stronger every day. The staff at MMRC has taken the best care of you and given you lots of TLC. Keep eating your fishes so you feel better and better. Sending love, prayers and healthy thoughts. Be well and take care sweet Miss Guapa, my seal friend pup!

  4. Way to go Guapa, glad to see you’ve learned to eat your fishes and you are doing so well. There is a big blue ocean out there ready to welcome you home so keep up the good work. Oh, and keep eating your fishes so you grow stronger and stronger.

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