Tiger's Eye has been moved to a "big girl pool" where she will learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV18126
Admitted on: 2018/08/07
Collection Site: Bowen Island
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation/eye injury
Weight at Admission: 6.7 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 102 days (3 months, 1 week, 4 days)
Current Habitat: Stickleback Pool
This is a large pre-release pool that houses many patients. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool like this where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.
Tiger's Eye was spotted by Renata, Marina and Francesco on the rocks by the lighthouse on Bowen Island, who reported her to the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. She had an eye injury that needed treatment and was admitted as the 126th patient of the season shortly after.
Tiger's Eye is doing great. She is gaining weight and her eye has improved a lot! She is generally quite feisty but super well-behaved for her eye meds. She is getting weaned now! (Sam)
Her left eye is looking much better, but Tiger's Eye hasn't been feeling too well over the last couple of days. She is still in the "comfort tent" and is being closely monitored.
Tiger's Eye continues to improve. She is opening her eye more often and is responding well to her eye medication. She loves her baths, and she gets more of them than other pups, as they are helping her eye heal.
Tiger's Eye is bright, alert and responsive. We are seeing some improvement with her eye, but she is still on pain control and getting daily treatments for it.