Crystal is still living the pre-release lifestyle. But not for much longer... she's pretty much ready to be released!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1878
Admitted on: 2018/07/24
Collection Site: West Vancouver
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation
Weight at Admission: 8.25 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 113 days (3 months, 3 weeks, 1 day)
Current Habitat: Rockfish 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.
Crystal seems to really like the pre-release pool that is currently her home. She spends a lot of time in the water, is as curious as ever and still gets "hangry" every now and then!
Breaking news: Crystal is now eating on her own! (That doesn't mean she's any less "hangry" when her dinner is late though.)
Crystal's skills in fish school are improving! She's now eating fish, though she still needs some help. She's much more cooperative now!
Crystal still hasn’t learned how to eat fish. She's not the biggest fan of our staff and quite aggressive towards people (that's okay ─ we don't want her to like people), but it makes fish school a little challenging...
Crystal is a very feisty girl, not so cooperative for feeds, but she’s learning. She is also gaining weight.