First case I have met. It is not an adult, but at least is a weaned wild animal, which means that the criature was able to be breastfed in spite of her congenital defect. I don't know the physiology of process of breastfeeding in elephant seals so well to know wether the mother can "inject" milk to the puppy is this detail would be very interesting to know.
TVA, a northern elephant seal weaner rescued earlier this year, rests inside a rubber carrier equipped with a heating pad on a wet Thursday morning at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito. She is suffering from malnourishment due to not hunting effectively after having been weaned from her mother. Beachgoers found this skinny pup alone and in a bad location with humans around, so the Center rescued her. Luckily, at The Marine Mammal Center she’ll get the nourishment and medical care she needs to fatten up and become strong enough for release back to the ocean. In many ways she is like the other thousands of seals and sea lions that have been rescued by the Center since 1975.
In the articled is also told thet TVA has a "humpack" due to bone malformation.
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