Rhino is a new admit, but he's already got a reputation for being "mean", and quite aggressive when being handled. Well, we hope he'll settle down a bit in the days to come...
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV19105
Admitted on: 2019/09/01
Collection Site: Cowichan Bay
Reason for Admission: Underweight; Upper respiratory
Weight at Admission: 13.15 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 71 days (2 months, 1 week, 4 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.
Also in Cali Pool with Rhinoceros:Bengal Tiger
Pre-Release Pool Rhinoceros 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.