MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Can Can

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2126

Admitted on: 2021/07/05

Collection Site: Mayne Island

Reason for Admission: Underweight; Wounds; Dehydrated

Weight at Admission: 9.7 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 24 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 Can Can:Cha Cha, Jerry, Scrambled Egg, Steven Herbert, Cauliflower Jack, Popcorn, Hedwig

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2021/06/27

Weight at Admission: 7.7 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Can Can 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

Can Can has officially moved into a pre-release pool after wrapping up fish school!

Guestbook for Can Can

  1. Hi Can Can- Along with a few other precious new seal pups that have arrived at MMRC have been named after ballroom dances. You look like you are a strong and tough little pup. Sending you love, hope and faith for a good recovery. Get well soon and take care so you can grow big and healthy okay? Take care there Can Can!!

  2. Hello Can Can you look so sweet…get better soon feisty little guy 💓

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