Archie was released after 126 days in our care.
Archie was released with a satellite tag. You can open the tracking map to track their movements.
You can see the list of all animals released at this release in the release record.
Species: California Sea Lion
Patient ID: ZC1901
Admitted on: 2019/11/26
Collection Site: Powell River
Reason for Admission: Puncture wound; Dehydrated; Underweight
Weight at Admission: ──
Patient Status: released
Time in Care: 126 days (4 months, 4 days)
Archie was found on a log boom in Powell River with injuries from a crossbow. He was underweight and dehydrated and had a severe puncture wound from the arrow. An older California Sea Lion, Archie weighs about 250 kg. He was named Archie as a tribute to boat operator Archie Kenmuir of Jepson Mobile Booming, who first found him.
We rescue, rehabilitate and release more than 100 animals like Archie every year. You can support our mission and help us save lives by symbolically adopting Archie today with a small donation to the rescue centre.
Archie continues to make good progress. He's now eating 16 kg of herring per day.
Archie is now eating and impressive 12 kg fish per day. He's perked up a lot, and definitely likes his feeds!
Archie is now getting 6 kg of fish per day! That's a very good sign.
Archie is eating and seems fairly responsive. More diagnostics will be performed next week.
Archie is being treated with antibiotics and pain medication. There are also problems with his eyes, which may have been damaged by old gunshot wounds previously. He is already eating some herring, which is a good sign and an important first step for him.