MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Cha Cha

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2116

Admitted on: 2021/06/25

Collection Site: Mill Bay

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 9 kg

Patient Status: in care

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

Current Habitat: Stickleback Pool

This is a large pre-release pool that houses many patients. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool like this where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.

Also in Stickleback Pool with Cha Cha:Can Can, Jerry, Scrambled Egg, Steven Herbert, Cauliflower Jack, Popcorn, Hedwig

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2021/06/20

Weight at Admission: 7.27 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Cha Cha has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his own and that he can compete for food with other harbour seals. He has been moved to a larger pool where he can further test and improve his skills. He will move between pools as he progresses further and develops his skills until he reaches his release weight. It can take just a few weeks or several months before a patient is ready for release, depending on health status and treatment plan, weight gain and transport availability.

Patient Updates

Cha Cha has made it all the way and is now resident of a large pre-release pool after having mastered fish school!

Guestbook for Cha Cha

  1. Hi Chacha- I wonder if your name fits your personality? The caretakers will take the best care of you at MMRC so be strong and stay positive. Its hard to join the world having to fight right off the bat but we are all pulling for you to get well soon. Sending you prayers, hope and love for a long happy life sweet ChaCha.

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