MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

High Five

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2335

Admitted on: 2023/07/27

Collection Site: Samuel Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal Separation

Weight at Admission: 10.9 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 59 days (1 month, 4 weeks, 1 day)

Current Habitat: Seastar 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.

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2023/07/21

Weight at Admission: 9.07 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

"Training" Pool High Five 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

High Five is now out of quarantine! He is still on formula and gaining weight well.

High Five has begun the weaning process! Here his diet is slowly transitioning from formula to fish.

High Five has completed the weaning process and is now in fish school!

High Five is still in fish school and making progress!

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