VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Nickname: Penny

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2201

Admitted on: 2022/02/13

Collection Site: ──

Reason for Admission: Injuries from boat strike

Weight at Admission: 21.25 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 124 days (4 months, 2 days)

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2022/02/12

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2022/06/17

Release Site: Brunswick Beach

Release Weight: 33.65 kg

Patient Updates

Penelope was released after 124 days in our care.

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

Penny has had multiple procedures to repair the injuries she sustained from a boat strike. She is eating well and gaining weight.

Guestbook for Penelope

  1. Oh Penny, I am so sorry to see you were hit by a boat by humans. MMRC is a wonderful place that will give you the very best care and love. Sending healthy thoughts and prayers for you to get well soon. Be well!

  2. Dear Penny, I’m sorry you’ve been injured by human carelessness, but the good people at MMRC will do everything they can to help you and make you better.

  3. Aww, Penny, there’s a photo of you now! You look beautiful ♥ glad to hear you’re eating well and gaining weight. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  4. Hello pretty Penny, I hope you fully recover from your injuries and are released back into the ocean. In the meantime, heal and re-gain your proper weight. Many thanks to the awesome team at MMRC – appreciate all that you do 🦭🥰

  5. Dear Penny, so glad to hear you are gaining weight and doing better. We need to once again, thank all the kind people, at MMRC, for the good care they give to all the rescues. So Penny, continue getting better, eat lots of fish, and all being well, you should be able to go home to the ocean. Wishing you well! ❤️🦭

    N.B. MMRC information only. Please do not include in above. My correct email is below. I included the incorrect one under comments for Penny. Thank You.

  6. HI Penny- Came to check on you and happy to see you are gaining weight. Keep up the good work and thank you for the wonderful staff and caregivers that are doing their best to help you. Be well sweet lady.

  7. Penny! You look great in your new photo 😀 hope you’re healing well ♥

  8. Hi Penny- I see they posted a new picture of you which means you getting stronger and healing from your accident. Be strong sweet Penny

  9. OMG! She was released a week ago and today I spotted her in cates bay! She’s looking healthy and happpy! We spotted her for a minute and then she disappeared from sight!

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