Dexter's first exam found nothing out of the ordinary. He was born prematurely, and that comes with a few issues that staff are keeping a close eye on.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2008
Admitted on: 2020/06/26
Collection Site: Fraser River, Burnaby
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation
Weight at Admission: 8.75 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 20 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: MMR Ambulance
You can help us care for Dexter 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.
Milk Matrix Dexter is being fed a milk formula that mimics the milk he would receive from his mother. This formula is high in fat and promotes weight gain. He will eventually be weaned onto fish.