This baby seal named ‘Timbit’ was just rescued near Vancouver and the video is adorable

An adorable baby seal has just been admitted to the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Center (MMR) after a concerned individual called police.

The seal pup, named Timbit, is actually the first patient to be admitted to MMR in the 2022 pup season.

The Vancouver Aquarium said in a press release that Timbit was found in South Surrey, BC, and someone called the RCMP to assist him.

When the MMR team saw Timbit, they determined “that the puppy was weak and needed to be transported to the MMR,” the release said.

Since arriving at the shelter, he has been tube fed five times a day. The release added that he has also been receiving “complementary fluid therapy” since his arrival.

“Due to human intervention or separation from their mothers, these seal pups require the care of MMR’s specialist staff. The aim of the center is to rescue, rehabilitate and release these animals back into the wild,” it added. to.

Timbit wasn’t born with his cute name, of course. Each year, the rescue center staff chooses a theme to name the seal pups after. This year they are “Sweet Treats”, and as first arrival, Timbit got a Canadian classic.

Although – naming him after the iconic Timbiebs would have been extra cute.

Lindsaye Akhurst, the MMR manager, said the seal pup season is an “exciting time of year” for anyone seeing marine life on the coast – but people need to be careful.

“We want to remind the public not to disturb them,” she said.

Seal pups can be left on a beach while the mother goes foraging, but if you suspect someone needs help, you should call the MMR, Akhurst added.

According to the release, many animals have been brought to the sanctuary in recent years because of “human interaction and interference”.

Hopefully Timbit recovers quickly. Who knows, you might even see him on the beach this summer!

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