MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Happy Camper

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2340

Admitted on: 2023/08/01

Collection Site: Sooke Marina

Reason for Admission: Emaciated, Maternal Separation

Weight at Admission: 10.6 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 54 days (1 month, 3 weeks, 2 days)

Current Habitat: Lumpsucker 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 Lumpsucker Pool with Happy Camper:Couch Potato, Goof Ball

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2023/07/26

Weight at Admission: 9 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

"Training" Pool Happy Camper 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

Happy Camper is graining weight well on formula in quarantine!

Happy Camper is now out of quarantine! He’s now in the weaning process, where his diet is now slowly being switched from formula to fish.

He has finished the weaning process and is now in fish school!

Happy Camper is gaining confidence eating on his own!

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