Loomster is receiving supportive fluid but otherwise seems to be doing okay. He was alert and responsive this evening, a good sign!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2011
Admitted on: 2020/06/29
Collection Site: White Rock
Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Marine mammal disturbance
Weight at Admission: 9 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 17 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: Staff
You can help us care for Loomster 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 Loomster 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.