MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Smart Cookie

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2311

Admitted on: 2023/07/10

Collection Site: Gossip Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal Separation

Weight at Admission: 12.1 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 76 days (2 months, 2 weeks, 1 day)

Current Habitat: Urchin Pool

Patients that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a pool where they can learn how to compete with other animals. This is one of the smaller pools with a haul-out platform in the centre. It can only fit a few animals and is a good starting point for patients that have never been housed with another seal.

Also in Urchin Pool with Smart Cookie:Keefer Rock

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2023/06/30

Weight at Admission: 8.6 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

"Training" Pool Smart Cookie has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her own. She has been moved to a small pool that fits up to 3 animals where she can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. She will move to a larger pool once she is confident enough.

Patient Updates

Smart Cookie is gaining weight and is currently in fish school! She’s very wiggly and loves her swims.

Cookie is now in a pool! She now joins Friday in Ellie where she will learn how to socialize and compete for fish.

Smart Cookie is now in Coho! She’s working on eating quickly and confidently to help her compete with other animals.

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