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