Bush Baby already has a reputation for being a very feisty and wriggly young pup. That makes feeding time a real 'experience' for all those involved!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV19102
Admitted on: 2019/08/26
Collection Site: Piers Island
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Emaciated;
Weight at Admission: 10.7 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 28 days
Current Habitat: Cali Pool
This is a pre-release pool. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.
Fish School Bush Baby is now in fish school. He is currently learning how to eat fish on his own. All pups are initially hand-fed, but later fish is just thrown into their tub to give them an opportunity to dive for, grab and swallow the fish whole, head first. It's something all pups need to learn, and it requires quite some skill. Eventually, Bush Baby will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.