MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Airapaima Grande

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1964

Admitted on: 2019/07/29

Collection Site: Willis Point

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 8.55 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 85 days (2 months, 3 weeks, 3 days)

Current Habitat: Stickleback 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 Stickleback Pool with Airapaima Grande:Bilby, The Cod Father, Gazelle, Hake Lively, Scott McGillivray, Cariboo, Tom Cruiseship, Shell-en DeGeneres

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Airapaima Grande has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her and that she can compete for food with other harbour seals. She has been moved to a larger pool where she can further test and improve her skills. 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

Ha! We finally managed to capture Airapaima in her pool. She's gained a lot of weight and seems to be doing well.

We're being told that Airapaima loooooooves her salt water baths. Sounds like she's gonna be a proper seal!

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