MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Jitterbug

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2125

Admitted on: 2021/07/04

Collection Site: Yellow Point, Ladysmith/Nanaimo

Reason for Admission: Underweight; Dehydrated; Lethargic

Weight at Admission: 9.5 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 25 days

Current Habitat: Seastar Pool

Patients that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a pool where they can learn how to compete with other animals. This is one of the smaller pools with a haul-out platform in the centre. It can only fit a few animals and is a good starting point for patients that have never been housed with another seal.

Also in Seastar Pool with Jitterbug:Oatmeal

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2021/06/26

Weight at Admission: 7.7 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

"Training" Pool Jitterbug has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his own. He has been moved to a small pool that fits up to 3 animals where he can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. He will move to a larger pool once he is confident enough.

Patient Updates

After wrapping up fish school recently, Jitterbug has moved on to a training pool where he's for the first time meeting another seal and working on his food competition skills!

Guestbook for Jitterbug

  1. Hi cute Jitterbug. You look like your covering your eyes and hiding away from the world which is too cute and funny. I don’t blame you b/c you are starting your life off having to struggle. Good news at MMRC they will take great care of you and give you lots of TLC. Stay strong so you can get well soon okay? Maybe some day you will feel good enough to dance the Jitterbug after your cute name. Be good little one!

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