2017 Patient of the Year Nominee
Northern elephant seal Kehoe was one of the first pups rescued in 2017. During the first few months of the year, elephant seals are born on beaches up and down the California coast and stay with their mothers for about a month.
But Kehoe was separated from her mother much too early. She was found alone on a beach with abrasions on her chin and flippers, indicating that she may have been tossed around in the rough surf during a strong winter storm.
Without her mother to nurse her, Kehoe needed help from our animal care experts who tube-fed her with a special fish smoothie formula until she began eating whole fish.
After three months of care, Kehoe was released back to the wild with a second chance at life.
Kehoe's story is so inspiring and memorable that she was nominated as a 2017 Patient of the Year. Show your support for patients like Kehoe by adopting her today.
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