Dory managed to double her weight in two weeks!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2158
Admitted on: 2021/07/20
Collection Site: Born in Rockfish pool, MMR
Reason for Admission: Born at the rescue centre
Weight at Admission: 8.4 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 59 days (1 month, 4 weeks, 1 day)
Current Habitat: Rockfish 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 Rockfish Pool with Dory:Donnelly
Received from: N/A
Mode of Transport: N/A
Dory is the first pup to be born at the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. Her mother Donnelly was admitted in critical condition with severe injuries. Staff later discovered that she was pregnant and worked hard to safe both, the mother and her unborn pup. Dory was born 2 months after Donnelly's admission to the rescue centre.
Dory and Donnelly are inseparable, as you would expect! We could watch them all day...
Dory spends very little time exploring away from her mother. She's nursing well and gaining weight. A healthy pup by all appearances!