Just in time for seal pup season, we have a new Rescue Edition of the Harbour Seal Aquadopt Kit.
Each year, more than 100 seal pups are rescued and rehabilitated at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. The pups spend several months in the Rescue Centre team’s care getting healthy and strong enough to survive on their own before being released. The cost of rescue and rehabilitation for one seal pup is over $2,000. As a non-profit organization, the Vancouver Aquarium does not receive ongoing funds to support this important rescue work.
While the majority of animals at the Rescue Centre are seal pups, the rescue team is also called out for rescues of sea otters, sea lions, porpoises, dolphins, turtles and other marine mammals, rescues that are even more time and resource intensive. Animals like Chester, the rescued false killer whale, would not be alive today without the efforts of the Rescue Centre’s team.
By symbolically adopting a harbour seal, you will help support the ongoing efforts of the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. Each Rescue Series Aquadopt kit includes:
- Eight inch plush Harbour Seal
- Certificate of Adoption
- Fact Booklet
- Harbour Seal Collector Card
- Special Rescue Series Collector Card
- $40 Charitable Tax Receipt (for the purchaser)
Aquadopt kits are a unique gift – whether for an animal lover, conservationist or simply that hard-to-buy-for person on your list. In addition to feeling good about your gift, you will also receive an applicable tax receipt.
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, presented by Port Metro Vancouver, is a hospital for sick, injured or orphaned marine mammals. The Rescue Centre rescues stranded marine mammals and rehabilitates them for release back into their natural habitat. If you see a marine mammal that you believe is in distress, contact us at 604-258-SEAL (7325). Visit our site for more information.