VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Thief Islet

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2327

Admitted on: 2023/07/22

Collection Site: Deep Cove Marina

Reason for Admission: Maternal Separation

Weight at Admission: 7.8 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 78 days (2 months, 2 weeks, 3 days)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance


Release Date: 2023/10/08

Release Site: Blackie Spit

Release Weight: 27.9 kg

Patient Updates

Thief Islet was released after 78 days in our care.

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

Thief is now out of quarantine! He is still receiving formula and gaining weight.

Thief has lost all his lanugo! He has also completed the weaning process and is now in fish school, where he is learning how to eat fish independently.

Thief is now in Urchin! He’s eating well on his own and joins Acorn with Fin, learning how to socialize and compete for fish.

Thief is now in Stickle! Here he can enjoy more swimming space and socialize with new individuals.

Guestbook for Thief Islet

  1. My friends and I are all pulling for little TI and sending him all the healing thoughts we can. Thank you for getting him to safety and caring for him! You’ve got this little guy!

  2. My thanks to the people at MMR who responded so quickly to my call. I had noticed this little guy over 3 days getting skinnier every day and realized momma was gone. Excellent job! Also, thanks to my son-in law, Phil, who helped provide the pictures of the pup to MMR.

  3. I’m glad I’m not the only one who called in! He seemed so despondent I took a video and sent it and the folks said that other people had called in as well. I keep checking daily hoping that he’s going to make it. And they can get him back out to his log and the community again.

  4. We are so trilled with your progress Thief Islet!

    Three things:

    Well done!

    Please pass on our gratitude to all of the folks involved with helping caring for you.

    We would love to learn about when you might get released to the inlet, so we can be there to support you.

  5. We’re still rooting for you and checking up on you TI!!! I wonder if we could find out when you’ll be released and if we can come cheer you on as you make your big re-entrance to the ocean?!

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