Northern fur seal pup Brion was found on the beach malnourished and much too young to be on his own. This species rarely comes to shore except for when they are sick or injured. As an orphaned pup, Brion was lucky someone called our hotline alerting our trained experts of this young seal that needed help. After evaluating the scene, our response experts determined that this young pup was in need of medical attention, so they safely rescued and transported Brion to our hospital. Upon arrival, Brion was lethargic, but after weeks of hearty fish meals, he transformed from a weak pup to a bright fur seal swimming and grooming in his pen. In fact, he nearly doubled his weight while in care! After nearly two months, Brion received a clean bill of health and was released back to his ocean home with a second chance at life alongside other rehabilitated marine mammals.
- Age at Admit
- Weight at Admit
- 7.50 kgs
- Rescue Location
- Cayucos State Beach - Cayucos, San Luis Obispo
- Malnutrition, Maternal separation, Enteropathy
- Release Date
- Release Location
- Chimney Rock - Point Reyes
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