MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2161

Admitted on: 2021/07/21

Collection Site: Ladysmith

Reason for Admission: Dehydrated; Maternal separation;

Weight at Admission: 10.5 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 58 days (1 month, 3 weeks, 6 days)

Current Habitat: Cali Pool

This is a pre-release pool. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.

Also in Cali Pool with Bolero:Flamenco, Rumba, Polka, Penelope, Fenway

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2021/07/19

Weight at Admission: 10 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Bolero has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her own and that she can compete for food with other harbour seals. She has been moved to a larger pool where she can further test and improve her skills. She will move between pools as she progresses further and develops her skills until she reaches her release weight. It can take just a few weeks or several months before a patient is ready for release, depending on health status and treatment plan, weight gain and transport availability.

Patient Updates

Bolero has made it into a small pre-release pool! She's now learning how to compete for fish with a larger group of other harbour seals.

Guestbook for Bolero

  1. Hi Bolero sweet little seal pup. You have been rescued by MRRC a special place where you will be well taken care of. I hope you learn to be a healthy happy seal pup and grow big and strong. Sending you prayers and healing thoughts.

  2. Bolero is a bit of a jerk. This pup is going to be an excellent wild harbour seal!

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