VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2187

Admitted on: 2021/08/01

Collection Site: Mayne Island

Reason for Admission: Dehydrated; Emaciated;

Weight at Admission: ──

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 77 days (2 months, 2 weeks, 2 days)

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2021/07/25

Weight at Admission: 7.72 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2021/10/17

Release Site: Porteau Cove

Release Weight: 24.25 kg

Patient Updates

Carioca was released after 77 days in our care.

You can see the list of all animals released at this release in the release record.

Carioca is gaining weight and will soon be ready for release! He just needs to be a little bigger first!

We caught up with Carioca just before lunch... he's looking good, though a bit skinny. But he will hopefully start to gain weight soon.

Guestbook for Carioca

  1. Hi Carioca- Sounds like an interesting name and one I’ve never heard of. Sending you all the love, healthy thoughts and prayers. Stay strong so you get feel better and get well soon okay?

  2. Hi Carioca- Came to check on you and saw your cute video. Looks like the wonderful staff at MMRC are taking great care of you and giving you lots of TLC. Looks like you are doing well so keep up the good work. Please drink lots of milk so you can grow bigger and stronger every day. Take care my sweet seal friend.

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