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northern fur seal Larissa

Baozi

Northern Elephant Seal
Mirounga angustirostris

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This patient is a northern elephant seal, our second most commonly rescued species. We typically see orphaned pups that have stranded during mid-February to late June. Strong storms often wash these young seals off beaches before they have weaned from their mothers or learned how to survive on their own.

This results in many malnourished and underweight pups needing rehabilitative care. Northern elephant seals suffer from disease as well, such as skin disease, pneumonia and parasites like lungworm.

Age at Admit
Pup
Sex
Female
Location
Rio Del Mar State Beach (Esplanade) - Aptos, Santa Cruz
Diagnosis
Malnutrition
Admitted
04/01/2020
Status
Released
Release Date
06/25/2020
Release Location
Whalers Cove

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You’ll be giving sick and injured animals the best possible care at the Center’s state-of-the-art hospital. With your gift today, you are giving a patient a second chance at life in the wild.

  • $35 You'll buy food for a hungry animal
  • $45 You'll provide life-saving medical care
  • $65 You'll make second chances possible

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