MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Lil' Jimmy

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2197

Admitted on: 2021/08/04

Collection Site: Campbell River

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Emaciated; Dehydrated

Weight at Admission: 7.5 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 44 days (1 month, 2 weeks)

Current Habitat: Out of Quarantine

Once a patient has spent some time in quarantine and been given a clean bill of health, they are moved to a larger and deeper tub and leave quarantine. Here they can improve their skills until they are moved to a pool with other harbour seals.

Transfer History

Received from: MARS Wildlife Rescue

Original Admission: 2021/08/03

Mode of Transport: Pacific Coastal Airlines

Patient Progress

Fish School Lil' Jimmy is now in fish school. He is currently learning how to eat fish on his own. All pups are initially hand-fed, but later fish is just thrown into their tub to give them an opportunity to dive for, grab and swallow the fish whole, head first. It's something all pups need to learn, and it requires quite some skill. Eventually, Lil' Jimmy will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

There are no updates for Lil' Jimmy 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 Lil' Jimmy

  1. So happy that you are in good hands now Lil’ Jimmy. I look forward to watching your progress little one. Thank you MMR and MARS!!!

  2. Lil’ Jimmy- hi there. Your pics make you look like your fur is really dark so i wonder as you grow if it will get lighter? Looks like you have a lot to say so i bet the MMRC staff are looking forward to hearing your stories. Sending you love and prayers so you can feel better soon. Drink your milk so you can grow big and strong.

  3. Hi Lil’ Jimmy, looks like you are saying hello! Get well soon little buddy lots of love 💖

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