Justin is losing all of his lanugo very rapidly. In a few days we'll hardly recognize him!
HF Justin Turbot
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2007
Admitted on: 2020/06/23
Collection Site: Kitty Bay
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Dehydrated
Weight at Admission: 7.15 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 23 days
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 remain for at least 14 days before they are moved to a larger tub.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Harbour Air
You can help us care for HF Justin Turbot and the more than 100 marine mammals we rescue, rehabilitate and release every year by symbolically adopting him today with a small donation to the rescue centre.
Weaning HF Justin Turbot is still being fed a zoological milk formula, but as his teeth are beginning to erupt, his diet is being supplemented with fish. Soon, he will enter fish school where he will learn how to eat fish on his own.
Justin seems to be doing alright. We caught him just after he's had a quick shower before lunch...
Justin is being treated with antibiotics to support his weak immune system as his facial wounds are healing. He is also given fluids as needed.