MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Gus

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV21106

Admitted on: 2021/08/14

Collection Site: English Bay, Vancouver

Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Maternal separation;

Weight at Admission: 7.6 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 34 days (1 month, 4 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: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

Fish School Gus is now in fish school. He is currently learning how to eat fish on his 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, Gus will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

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