MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Bush Baby

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV19102

Admitted on: 2019/08/26

Collection Site: Piers Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Emaciated;

Weight at Admission: 10.7 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 28 days

Current Habitat: Cali Pool

This is a pre-release pool. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.

Also in Cali Pool with Bush Baby:Pangolin, Spotted Hyena, Blue Whale, Porpoise

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Weight at Admission: 6.8 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Fish School Bush Baby is now in fish school. He is currently learning how to eat fish on his own. All pups are initially hand-fed, but later fish is just thrown into their tub to give them an opportunity to dive for, grab and swallow the fish whole, head first. It's something all pups need to learn, and it requires quite some skill. Eventually, Bush Baby will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

Bush Baby already has a reputation for being a very feisty and wriggly young pup. That makes feeding time a real 'experience' for all those involved!

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