Munchies is one of the most vocal patients on site. She can be heard from all over the rescue as she is demanding... er... lunch & dinner at once?!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2136
Admitted on: 2021/07/12
Collection Site: White Rock
Reason for Admission: Marine mammal disturbance; Underweight;
Weight at Admission: 8.35 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 17 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.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance
Fish School Munchies is now in fish school. She is currently learning how to eat fish on her 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, Munchies will eat entirely on her own at which point she will graduate from fish school.