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: 22 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: 2019/07/26

Weight at Admission: 8.18 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Fish School Armadillo is now in fish school. She is currently learning how to eat fish on her own. All pups are initially hand-fed, but later fish is just thrown into their tub to give them an opportunity to dive for, grab and swallow the fish whole, head first. It's something all pups need to learn, and it requires quite some skill. Eventually, Armadillo will eat entirely on her own at which point she will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

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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