Hedwig is quite lively and squirmy whenever it's feeding time. If this one makes it, he's gonna be trouble! Well, in a good way. As a preemie, his lungs are not fully developed and he stops breathing every now and then. The next few days will be critical for this little one.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2103
Admitted on: 2021/05/29
Collection Site: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation
Weight at Admission: 8.9 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 16 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
Hedwig was born prematurely and admitted on the day he was born! Staff describe him as feisty ─ a good sign for any seal pup.