Dolomite is now paired with Indium. The two are very inquisitive and passing by their pool without being followed is nearly impossible.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV18167
Admitted on: 2018/09/22
Collection Site: Anvil Island
Reason for Admission: Wounds; underweight
Weight at Admission: 7.6 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 56 days (1 month, 3 weeks, 4 days)
Current Habitat: Ellie 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.
Dolomite (or as his human caregivers like to call him now, "Domino") didn't have an easy start. He was very quiet when he was admitted to the rescue centre with multiple wounds and weighing just 7.6 kg. He also had very low blood sugar, which is why he was admitted to the hospital, where he was treated for his wounds and carefully monitored. Staff even administered oxygen to help him breathe better. Looking much better, he was released just a few days later ─ a real fighter!
Dolomite is one of a gang of four in a pre-release pool, where he is very inquisitive and seems to be enjoying every moment.
Turns out this little guy isn't just a great swimmer — he's also already eating fish on his own like a pro, and he's gaining weight!
Dolomite has been released from hospital. He's now in quarantine and loves his swims. He's a good swimmer, too!