MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Polar Bear

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1956

Admitted on: 2019/07/26

Collection Site: Saturna Island

Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Lethargic

Weight at Admission: 8.9 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 26 days

Current Habitat: Harbour 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.

Also in Harbour Pool with Polar Bear:Jaguar, Fishy Tegan

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2019/07/20

Weight at Admission: 6.8 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Polar Bear has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his own. He has been moved to a larger pool where he can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. 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

Polar Bear is still in fish school, showing some interest in fish... but still needs some time.

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