MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Thorite♂

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV18125

Admitted on: 2018/08/07

Collection Site: Hornby Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 9.3 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 99 days (3 months, 1 week, 1 day)

Current Habitat: Harbour Pool

Patients that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a pool where they can learn how to compete with other animals. This is one of the smaller pools with a haul-out platform in the centre. It can only fit a few animals and is a good starting point for patients that have never been housed with another seal.

Also in Harbour Pool with Thorite:Peanut Butter Cup

Patient Updates

Thorite hadn't been well for a couple of days. He has likely been drinking saltwater, so he's still in "out of quarantine" and currently restricted to freshwater baths.

Thorite is eating fish on his own! He spent the looooongest time in "out of quarantine", waiting to be moved to a pool. And now that he can finally eat on his own, it's only going to be a few short days before he gets to test his new skills in a real pool ─ with actual competition! Well done, Thorite!

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