MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Dromedary

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1977

Admitted on: 2019/08/02

Collection Site: Crofton Saw Mill, Crofton, BC

Reason for Admission: Log boom; Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 12.75 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 19 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: 2019/08/01

Weight at Admission: 12.7 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Fish School Dromedary is now in fish school. He is currently learning how to eat fish on his 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, Dromedary will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

Dromedary isn't really into fish yet. He'll sniff on it, but he doesn't want to eat it. He's also very agitated during feeds, so staff are gently getting him used to accepting it during feeds.

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