MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Wild & Woolly

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2325

Admitted on: 2023/07/21

Collection Site: Maple Bay Marina

Reason for Admission: Maternal Separation

Weight at Admission: 11.3 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 65 days (2 months, 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 Wild & Woolly:Big Deal, Thief Islet, Fin Rock, Big Bay, Eleanor Point, Henry Island Reefs

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2023/07/13

Weight at Admission: 9 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

"Training" Pool Wild & Woolly has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his own. He has been moved to a small pool that fits up to 3 animals where he can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. He will move to a larger pool once he is confident enough.

Patient Updates

Wild & Woolly has shed his woolly lanugo! He’s still in quarantine gaining more weight on formula, and is energetic during swims.

He has now finished weaning and is in fish school!

Wild and Woolly is now in Stickleback! He’s eating well on her own and is now in a pool where he can learn to socialize and to compete for fish with other individuals.

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