Harbor seal pup Woody was rescued from what would have been a sad fate. She was found motherless and starving—with no way to get the nutrition she needed.
At the Center, she was tube-fed a nutritious formula to help her grow strong and gain a healthy amount of weight.
During “fish school,” when harbor seal pups learn life skills, Woody wasn’t as interested in the fish as her pen-mates were. As other harbor seal pups learned skills like competing for fish, Woody would watch them or play with the fish.
But once Woody had her “light-bulb moment,” she started to eat the fish and not just play with them! Just a few weeks later, Woody was ready for her second chance out in the wild and was released with other young harbor seals.
- Age at Admit
- Rescue Location
- The Sea Ranch (ATOS -335) - The Sea Ranch, Sonoma
- Malnutrition, Maternal separation
- Release Date
- Release Location
- Chimney Rock - Point Reyes National Seashore
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