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.
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: 99 days (3 months, 1 week, 1 day)
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. This is one of the smaller pools with a haul-out platform in the centre. It can only fit a few animals and is a good starting point for patients that have never been housed with another seal.
Also in Harbour Pool with Thorite:Peanut Butter Cup
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!