MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Spotted Hyena

Patient Record

Nickname: Spot

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV19103

Admitted on: 2019/08/28

Collection Site: Galiano Island

Reason for Admission: Dehydrated; Emaciated

Weight at Admission: 10.3 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 26 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 Spotted Hyena:Pangolin, Bush Baby, Blue Whale, Porpoise

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2019/08/21

Weight at Admission: 8.4 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Spotted Hyena has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his and that he can compete for food with other harbour seals. He has been moved to a larger pool where he can further test and improve his skills. He will move between pools as he progresses further and develops his skills until he reaches his release weight. It can take just a few weeks or several months before a patient is ready for release, depending on health status and treatment plan, weight gain and transport availability.

Patient Updates

Very curious pup! He's very aware of what's happening around his tub.

Spotted Hyena is a new patient. His initial exam and bloodwork were unremarkable, and he is so far progressing normally, is very alert and seems quite curious.

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