Sandy has made huge improvements since she was first admitted. She eats 10kg of fish each day and is no longer on any medications. Her wounds are still healing but staff is happy with the progress. Sandy enjoys spending her days lounging in the sun or bouncing back and forth between her pools. She is on the right track for release and is still a staff favourite!
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: 143 days (4 months, 3 weeks)
Current Habitat: Harbour Pool
Patients that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a pool where they can learn how to compete with other animals.
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.
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.