MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Jolly Rancher

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2297

Admitted on: 2022/09/19

Collection Site: Whiffin Spit (Sooke)

Reason for Admission: Emaciated, Dehydrated, Lethargic

Weight at Admission: 8.2 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 70 days (2 months, 1 week, 2 days)

Current Habitat: Steller Pool

This is a pre-release pool. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

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

Patient Updates

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Guestbook for Jolly Rancher

  1. Hi.
    I am the one who found little ‘Jolly Rancher’ on our walk at Whiffin .
    I am so happy to see she made it past the first 24 hours and is still in care. I hope she has a fighting spirit and will make a perfect recovery.
    I am SO grateful to everyone involved in her rescue and care! Thank you all!

  2. my boyfriend and i are keeping tabs on jolly rancher daily! we’re hoping she makes it and begins to thrive and is able to be released <3

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