MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2173

Admitted on: 2021/07/25

Collection Site: Eagle Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 10.4 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 54 days (1 month, 3 weeks, 3 days)

Current Habitat: Coho 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. This is one of the smaller pools with a haul-out platform in the centre. It can only fit a few animals and is a good starting point for patients that have never been housed with another seal.

Also in Coho Pool with Igor:Zook, Bossa Nova

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

"Training" Pool Igor has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his own. He has been moved to a small pool that fits up to 3 animals where he can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. He will move to a larger pool once he is confident enough.

Patient Updates

Igor is one the very few seal pups each season capable of sitting "on his behind". It's adorable.

Guestbook for Igor

  1. Igor – We hope you grow strength and confidence during your rehab at MMR and we look forward to your release back into the wild.

  2. Igor, we are so happy you were able to find a safe place to be nourished and become even stronger than you already are. We miss your presence, but are very grateful that you are now safe.

  3. Hi there Mr. Igor- Take care and get well soon Mr. Igor. MMRC is a wonderful place and they will give you lots of love and take wonderful care of you. Be strong!!!

  4. Awh, Igor I am so happy you’ve been rescued and I can rest assure that you will be taken care of. I look forward to seeing your updates.

  5. Igor, I want to apologize for being so aggressive with you when you were just trying to bond with me and nurse. I hope that as you mature you will understand that I have my own baby, Doug, on whom I have to focus 100% of my attention.

  6. Hang in there Igor.. It will not be long before you’re back in the wild crunching on fish! In the meantime I hope you enjoy your stay at the spa!
    Mike C from Oregon

  7. Yay! I am so happy to see your little face posted on the website. You’re so handsome and I can’t wait to see another update!!!

    Lots of love,


  8. Way to go Igor! You are definitely a fighter. Glad to hear that you’re gaining confidence and learning to catch your own fish. We’re all rooting for you :).

  9. I am so happy to hear that you are getting better Igor. I hope that one day you can be released back to your Eagle Island neighbourhood so you can join us again and we can say hello to each other. I am grateful to the humans that came to your rescue.

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