MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Lou

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2137

Admitted on: 2021/07/13

Collection Site: Deep Cove

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 6.55 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 16 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: Staff

Patient Progress

Fish School Lou 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, Lou will eat entirely on her own at which point she will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

There are no updates for Lou yet, but we are working on it. Please check back soon...

Guestbook for Lou

  1. Hi Mr. Lou! You arrived into the world so tiny but MMRC has been taking good care of you so I hope you’ve gained some weight and are feeling good. Your picture is adorable and looks like you have a lot to say. Stay strong and drink your milk.
    Sending you healthy and loving thoughts.

  2. Hi there Lou Lou precious little girl seal pup. You have the prettiest color gray and black spotted fur and are trying to have a good chit chat with your quarantine neighbor. The MMRC is a busy place right now so drink all your yummy milk punch so you can grow big and strong. They will take great care of you and give you lots of love. Sending you healthy happy thoughts. Xoxo

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