Thorite has been moved to the largest pool. He's got it all to himself!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV18125
Admitted on: 2018/08/07
Collection Site: Hornby Island
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation
Weight at Admission: 9.3 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 164 days (5 months, 1 week, 4 days)
Current Habitat: Orca Pool
This is a pool designed to accommodate cetaceans, e. g. harbour porpoise. It is also used as the largest pre-release pool. Those who have made it this far will soon be released. They have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own and compete with others. Now they only need to gain a little bit of weight.
Good news! Thorite is no longer receiving antibiotics and his appetite is improving. He’s gaining weight well and is currently eating 10% of his body weight in herring every day.
When we last checked in on Thorite, he had just been temporarily moved to a tub (it's been a while since we've seen him in one of those) to power-wash his pool. He looked good, was very alert.
Thorite remains the only patient on site. He's had some health issues, but is responding well to treatment. You can do this, Thorite!
Thorite hadn't been well for a couple of days. He has likely been drinking saltwater, so he's still in "out of quarantine" and currently restricted to freshwater baths.
Thorite is eating fish on his own! He spent the looooongest time in "out of quarantine", waiting to be moved to a pool. And now that he can finally eat on his own, it's only going to be a few short days before he gets to test his new skills in a real pool ─ with actual competition! Well done, Thorite!