MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Armadillo

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1965

Admitted on: 2019/07/30

Collection Site: Gabriola Island

Reason for Admission: Wounds

Weight at Admission: 9.6 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 68 days (2 months, 1 week)

Current Habitat: In Quarantine

Every seal that arrives at the rescue centre is placed in a tub under quarantine. This is the first temporary home for each new arrival, where they will remain for an average of 14 days before they are moved to a larger tub.

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2019/07/26

Weight at Admission: 8.18 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Readmission

Readmitted on: 2019/12/04

Collection Site: Powell River

Reason for Readmission: Emaciated

Weight at Readmission: 11.7 kg

Time in Care since Readmission: 77 days (2 months, 2 weeks, 2 days)

Patient Updates

We didn't think we'd see this face again. Armadillo was re-admitted today after being found in poor body condition. She appears not be injured but has lost a lot of weight since being released from Iona Beach back in early October.

Armadillo has arrived in a "training pool" where she is figuring out how to compete for fish. Judging by this picture, it's going well so far...

Armadillo is still in fish school... and judging from this picture, she isn't quite the efficient predator that she'll need to become. Let's check in on her again in a couple of days...

Armadillo still doesn't eat fish her own own. More practice needed...

Well, Armadillo likes to sniff on fish; she likes to bite into it ─ but the eating fish part? Not so much. We'll work on that...

Armadillo has been moved to Out of Quarantine... where she's in fish school now!

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