MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Pangolin

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV19107

Admitted on: 2019/09/03

Collection Site: Scott Point, Salt Spring Island

Reason for Admission: Underweight; Wounds

Weight at Admission: 11.36 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 20 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 Pangolin:Spotted Hyena, Bush Baby, Blue Whale, Porpoise

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2019/08/25

Weight at Admission: 7.8 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Fish School Pangolin is now in fish school. She is currently learning how to eat fish on her 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, Pangolin will eat entirely on her own at which point she will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

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