Very curious pup! He's very aware of what's happening around his tub.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV19103
Admitted on: 2019/08/28
Collection Site: Galiano Island
Reason for Admission: Dehydrated; Emaciated
Weight at Admission: 10.3 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 26 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.
Pre-Release Pool Spotted Hyena has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his and that he can compete for food with other harbour seals. He has been moved to a larger pool where he can further test and improve his skills. He will move between pools as he progresses further and develops his skills until he reaches his release weight. It can take just a few weeks or several months before a patient is ready for release, depending on health status and treatment plan, weight gain and transport availability.
Spotted Hyena is a new patient. His initial exam and bloodwork were unremarkable, and he is so far progressing normally, is very alert and seems quite curious.