MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Zuzu

Patient Record

Nickname: Firetruck

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2079

Admitted on: 2020/08/24

Collection Site: Crofton

Reason for Admission: Dehydrated; Emaciated; Lethargic

Weight at Admission: 10.7 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 28 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: 2020/08/11

Weight at Admission: 7.27 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Symbolic Adoption

You can help us care for Zuzu and the more than 100 marine mammals we rescue, rehabilitate and release every year by symbolically adopting her today with a small donation to the rescue centre.

Adopt Zuzu

Patient Progress

Fish School Zuzu 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, Zuzu will eat entirely on her own at which point she will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

Zuzu is full of spunk and sass and has now started fish school!

Guestbook for Zuzu

  1. Zuzu,
    Hope you make steady and good progress in your recovery. Stay strong and prayers you can feel better soon. Thank you very much for the people who are nursing Zuzu back to health!!!
    Lots of Love,
    Malia

  2. Hi Zuzu! We’re all praying for a speedy recovery! Stay strong little girl, we love you! xoxo

  3. Hello beautiful Zuzu! What an adorable face you have. I know you are strong and with the caregivers, you can make a full recovery. You are loved…xoxoxo

  4. Wishing you the best of luck, Zuzu, in fish school!!! So happy to hear you’re doing great! Thank you to the people who are assisting her!! Cheering you on, Zuzu!

If you would like to share a story about Zuzu or leave any comments or well wishes, this is the place to do it.

Your email address is recorded to respond to your comment and to detect spam, but it will not be published, used for any other reason or given to any third parties.