Seal pup rescued at Fanny Bay

The first rescued seal pup of 2015 arrived Monday night at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre from Fanny Bay.

The tiny male pup – still covered in the soft fur of a newborn, called lanugo, and with remnants of his umbilical cord still attached – has been assessed as just a few days old. He was found in Fanny Bay by the owner of a local RV Park, who rescued the pup and took him to Comox for a donated flight on Harbour Air to Vancouver, where he was greeted by the Rescue Centre team.

The pup is in poor condition but getting top-notch care, including a nutrient-rich formula five times per day and close monitoring by the veterinary team.

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