MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Irwin

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2167

Admitted on: 2021/07/23

Collection Site: Comox

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Dehydrated;

Weight at Admission: 6.8 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 56 days (1 month, 3 weeks, 4 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 Irwin is being fed a milk formula that mimics the milk he would receive from his mother. This formula is high in fat and promotes weight gain. He will eventually be weaned onto fish.

Patient Updates

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

Please do not contact the rescue centre for updates. The information published here is the latest, and we will publish more updates as they become available.

Guestbook for Irwin

  1. Very glad Irwin made it to you folks and is still ticking. Very curious to learn the cause of his condition. Left front flipper was non functioning and being held close to the body. Also the small wound on his head seemed to penetrate. Hope he comes around. Thank you for being there for so many.

  2. Hi Irwin- Welcome to the MMRC a wonderful place that will take the best care of you. They will give you a lot of love and help you get better. Be strong and brave!

  3. Hang in there Irwin….
    The wound on his head looks worse, perhaps because it’s been treated. Again, thank all you folks at MMR for being there for so many needing help 👍🏻👍🏻

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