MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Moose

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1940

Admitted on: 2019/07/20

Collection Site: Saturna Island

Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 9 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 94 days (3 months, 3 days)

Current Habitat: Rockfish 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 Rockfish Pool with Moose:Spirit Bear, Grey Wolf, Ringo Starfish, Taylor Drift, Roe Paul, Betty Whitefish, Bill Fry the Science Guy, Steven Sealberg, Fin Diesel

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2019/07/13

Weight at Admission: 6.3 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Moose 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

Moose is one of the largest pups in his pool... he's done a good job gaining weight!

Moose really seems to be enjoying pool life. We caught him just as he was exiting the water after a swim ─ and he went right back in.

Moose has gained quite a bit of weight and is progressing normally.

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