MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Sloth

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1928

Admitted on: 2019/07/15

Collection Site: Wise Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Emaciated

Weight at Admission: 9.2 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 37 days (1 month, 6 days)

Current Habitat: Stickleback Pool

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

Also in Stickleback Pool with Sloth:Cheetah, Scarlett Joplankton, Mark Whaleberg, Kylie Minnow

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2019/07/09

Weight at Admission: 6.3 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Sloth has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her own. She has been moved to a larger pool where she can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. She will move between pools as she progresses further and develops her skills until she reaches her 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

Sloth is making good progress. She has already gained some weight, now weighing 10.4 kg.

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