MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Flip Flop

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2170

Admitted on: 2021/07/24

Collection Site: Cowichan Bay

Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Maternal separation;

Weight at Admission: 8.2 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 55 days (1 month, 3 weeks, 4 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 Flip Flop:Beef Jerky, Shuffle, Kimchi, Fillet

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Flip Flop has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his own and that he can compete for food with other harbour seals. He has been moved to a larger pool where he can further test and improve his skills. He will move between pools as he progresses further and develops his skills until he reaches his 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

Time flies! Flip Flop has moved on to a pre-release pool already!

Guestbook for Flip Flop

  1. Hi sweet Flip Flop- I bet you are the flip to another seal pups flop or you will find out once you are able to share a pool with other patients. MMRC is a wonderful place that will give you the very best care. Eat your yummy fishes so you can get well soon. Be good and take care!!

  2. Hi Flip Flop, you charming sweet seal! Bet you got lots to say! Drink your milk and get strong little guy 💖

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