MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Golden Monkey

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1951

Admitted on: 2019/07/24

Collection Site: South Pender

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 8.6 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 28 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: 2019/07/21

Weight at Admission: 7.5 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Golden Monkey 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

Golden Monkey is back in a tub in our "out of quarantine" area as she didn't do too well in a pool (yet).

Looks like Golden Monkey is finally figuring out fish school!

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