Sandy continues to make progress. She's more aware of her environment, responds to staff and swims and gets out of her pool on her own. Sandy is now eating 10 kg of fish, as staff keep slowly increasing the amount. She still suffers from neurological symptoms, but staff are encouraged by her progress so far.
Species: Steller Sea Lion
Patient ID: EJ2102
Admitted on: 2021/03/08
Collection Site: Pacific Rim National Park
Reason for Admission: Seizures
Weight at Admission: 275 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 37 days (1 month, 6 days)
Current Habitat: Steller 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.
After she only began eating fish yesterday, Sandy had 1 kg of fish today. She's still got a long way ahead of her, but this is a big step for Sandy.
Sandy is a little more responsive to rescue centre staff around her, but still in critical condition. She is not eating yet.
Sandy is swimming in her pool today, looking much more alive.
Sandy is responding a little more to rescue centre staff in close proximity. She is still in critical condition, and staff are working hard to stabilize her.