MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Guapa

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: 22 days

Current Habitat: Out of Quarantine

Once a patient has spent some time in quarantine and been given a clean bill of health, they are moved to a larger and deeper tub and leave quarantine. Here they can improve their skills until they are moved to a pool with other harbour seals.

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

There are no updates for Guapa yet, but we are working on it. Please check back soon...

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.

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