Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV19107
Admitted on: 2019/09/03
Collection Site: Scott Point, Salt Spring Island
Reason for Admission: Underweight; Wounds
Weight at Admission: 11.36 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 20 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 Pangolin is now in fish school. She is currently learning how to eat fish on her 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, Pangolin will eat entirely on her own at which point she will graduate from fish school.
There are no updates for Pangolin yet, but we are working on it. Please check back soon...