MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Meerkat

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1943

Admitted on: 2019/07/21

Collection Site: Hornby Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Lethargic

Weight at Admission: 9.85 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 31 days (1 month)

Current Habitat: Seastar Pool

Patients that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a pool where they can learn how to compete with other animals. This is one of the smaller pools with a haul-out platform in the centre. It can only fit a few animals and is a good starting point for patients that have never been housed with another seal.

Also in Seastar Pool with Meerkat:Dugong

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2019/07/18

Weight at Admission: 9.1 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Meerkat 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

Meerkat is very close to figuring out to eat fish on her own!

Meerkat is already eating fish and has gained quite a bit of weight since being admitted.

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