"Seal Saturday" - Kenny is Recovering at National Marine Life Center

Being treated for pneumonia, parasites...
"Kenny" is recovering from pneumonia, parasites and other ailments at the National Marine Life Center (NMLC photo)

From the National Marine Life Center:

Meet Kenny! He is a juvenile male harp seal named after the Kennebec River in Maine. Kennebec was the name of an early Abenaki Indian Tribe that occupied the areas around the river. Kenny was found stranded in Ogunquit on March 29th, and was rescued by our friends at Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME) and was triaged at their facility. 

He was brought to us on Monday, April 2nd with symptoms of pneumonia, parasites, hair loss, sunburn and dehydration. He has been treated with antibiotics and antiparasitic medication and earlier this week Kenny started eating fish on his own! We are hoping that he continues to make a speedy recovery and can be returned back to his home soon!


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