Lola has been diagnosed with bilateral congenital cataracts. She will have surgery on both eyes to remove the cataracts, with hopes of regaining some of her eyesight. It is likely that due to her disability, she will eventually be deemed non-releasable. The rescue centre is working with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to determine the best possible outcome for her. Lola now weighs 12.2 kg (she's slowly gaining weight) and is being fed 4-5 times a day.
Species: Northern Fur Seal
Patient ID: CU2101
Admitted on: 2021/01/22
Collection Site: Salt Spring Island
Reason for Admission: Malnutrition; ocular injury
Weight at Admission: 9.5 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 46 days (1 month, 2 weeks, 1 day)
Current Habitat: Cali Pool
This is a pre-release pool. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.