MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Rhinoceros

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV19105

Admitted on: 2019/09/01

Collection Site: Cowichan Bay

Reason for Admission: Underweight; Upper respiratory

Weight at Admission: 13.15 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 22 days

Current Habitat: Out of Quarantine

Once a patient has spent some time in quarantine and been given a clean bill of health, they are moved to a larger and deeper tub and leave quarantine. Here they can improve their skills until they are moved to a pool with other harbour seals.

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2019/08/24

Weight at Admission: 10 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Fish School Rhinoceros 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, Rhinoceros will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

Rhino is a new admit, but he's already got a reputation for being "mean", and quite aggressive when being handled. Well, we hope he'll settle down a bit in the days to come...

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