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: released

Time in Care: 129 days (4 months, 1 week)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance


Release Date: 2023/12/12

Release Site: Porteau Cove

Release Weight: 25.3 kg

Patient Updates

Wizard Islet was released after 129 days in our care.

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

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!

  5. We still follow Wizards progress and are so happy to see how well he is doing!!πŸ’“
    Will you post his release date?
    How about possible area of release?
    We are living right at the ocean and see many seals hanging out in our cove. So would be nice to make believe that Wizard came back to visit!!πŸ‘πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚

    Editor’s note: Not all releases are “public” so release info is posted after the seal’s release.

  6. Dear Staff at MMR we rejoice in that great news of Wizards release and 5 others!!πŸ’“
    You are doing an amazing job and so many of our friends are thrilled to see how many animals get a second chance in life!!
    Thank you again and we wish you all a wonderful and merry Christmas!
    And know it is a Job well done!πŸ‘πŸ™

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