MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Wizard Islet

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2348

Admitted on: 2023/08/05

Collection Site: West Vancouver

Reason for Admission: Maternal Separation, Emaciated

Weight at Admission: 5.7 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 50 days (1 month, 2 weeks, 6 days)

Current Habitat: Coho Pool

Patients that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a pool where they can learn how to compete with other animals. This is one of the smaller pools with a haul-out platform in the centre. It can only fit a few animals and is a good starting point for patients that have never been housed with another seal.

Also in Coho Pool with Wizard Islet:Starlight Reef

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

"Training" Pool Wizard Islet has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his own. He has been moved to a small pool that fits up to 3 animals where he can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. He will move to a larger pool once he is confident enough.

Patient Updates

Wizard is bright and very wiggly! Energetic and gaining weight on formula.

Wizard is gaining weight well on formula!

He is now out of quarantine!

Wizard has completed the weaning process and is now in fish school!

Wizard is now in Coho! Here he’ll be able to learn how to compete and socialize with other animals.

Guestbook for Wizard Islet

  1. I was there when they picked up this sweet baby. Hope it will grow and get strong so it can be out in the ocean again
    Sad that mum left him. But glad that caring people will look after him
    Thank you to all of you !!

  2. I was there too. We were all so worried about this little one and so glad that MMR came to rescue it and answer all our questions too. Thank you! We hope the little one does ok and look forward to any updates.

  3. I was there too and some of us took turns keeping watch over him, as we watched an Eagle doing some fly by!!
    We are so greatful for the ministry of seal rescue,. They are so caring and professional on the phone and on site!
    Thank you everyone.
    And we all hope for a happy ending!!

  4. Wonderful news! Thanks so much for the updates. It’s been great to follow his progress and to see the picture of him looking so healthy. Thanks too for all the work you have done to rescue this little fellow. Truly amazing!

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