MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Buffalo

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1955

Admitted on: 2019/07/26

Collection Site: Galiano Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 7.45 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 26 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 Buffalo:Coyote, Skate Hudson, Beyonseal

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2019/07/25

Weight at Admission: 7.48 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Weight

Date Weight in kg

2019/07/26 7.45

2019/07/29 7.95

2019/08/01 8.1

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Buffalo 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

Buffalo is an eager student in fish school and already eating some fish on her own!

Buffalo is progressing normally. He is slowly gaining weight.

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