Rescue & Rehab Journal

June 30, 2014

April, 21st 2015

A small pup was seen alone in South Naknek, and after consulting with the Alaska SeaLife Center, was picked up. A huge thank you goes out to both Grant Aviation and Pen Air, as they both donated flights to get the seal to Anchorage. Our staff picked up the animal in Anchorage, and brought it to our Rehabilitation facility in Seward. The pup was only mildly dehydrated, but was still underweight. Vet staff determined that she is another girl!

July 10, 2014

April, 21st 2015

This little girl has been responding very well to her treatments. She no longer needs the eyedrops she had been prescribed, and she is on a mild antibiotic to combat a slight infection. With all the progress she is making, staff thought it was time she started swimming, and she loves it! She has also been given a name, Kilimanjaro.

July 17, 2014

April, 21st 2015

Kilimanjaro started eating fish today! She will be transitioning to an all fish diet over the next few days.

August 9, 2014

April, 21st 2015

Yesterday Kilimanjaro received a flipper tag, ASLC # 141. She also moved into a large indoor pool with Sahara. The two seals are getting along great, and providing good foraging competition for each other. 

September 9, 2014

April, 21st 2015

Kilimanjaro had a blood draw this week to check and make sure she is completely healthy. She is up to 21 kg, so as long as her bloodwork comes back clean staff can begin to plan for her release.

October 7, 2014

April, 21st 2015

Two of our ASLC staff accompanied Kilimanjaro, Sahara and Sphinx to King Salmon for the release today! All three girls stopped and splashed on some puddles on the way into the water, but once they felt the ocean they were off!! Good luck in the wild Kilimanjaro, and thank you to everyone involved in her rescue and release!


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