MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Hot Fuzz

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2153

Admitted on: 2021/07/17

Collection Site: Quadra Island

Reason for Admission: Lethargic

Weight at Admission: 9.5 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 140 days (4 months, 2 weeks, 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 Hot Fuzz:Java, Ramen, Hora, Memphis Jookin, Gus, Fish Crackers, Selkie Dawn

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Norm's Heli

Patient Progress

Fish School Hot Fuzz is now in fish school. He is currently learning how to eat fish on his 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, Hot Fuzz will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

After a long month of fish school Hot Fuzz has finally figured out how to eat all on his own. We never thought this day would come! Staff are very proud of his progress and soon he will be heading into a pool with other seals!

Whoever named Hot Fuzz got it right ─ so much fuzz!

Guestbook for Hot Fuzz

  1. Hot Fuzz you have a cute name! You are in good hands my little seal friend 💓 rest and get well soon!

  2. Yes, Hot Fuzz you have the cutest name. Wonder what they were thinking when they made it up. Your fur is dark gray and black so maybe it looks rally fuzzy. The MMRC staff with take great care of you and give you lots of love. Stay strong and brave. Sending you love and happy thoughts!

  3. Hot Fuzzy wuzzy- I just love your name, you are just too cute. Here’s the deal, we can’t all be A+ students, okay? So don’t worry that it took you a little longer than your seal friends to graduate to fish school. You made it and are doing well now and that is all that matters. Way to go champ! Keep up the good work Hot Fuzz!!

  4. Hi again Hot Fuzz- Came to check in since you’ve been in the care of MMRC for several months now and wanted to leave you a happy note. I hope you are paying close attention to your teachers in fish school and have learned how to compete for your fish and are eating lots and lots of them. Keep up the good work my sweet seal pup friend. Be well and take care!

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