Sloth is making good progress. She has already gained some weight, now weighing 10.4 kg.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1928
Admitted on: 2019/07/15
Collection Site: Wise Island
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Emaciated
Weight at Admission: 9.2 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 37 days (1 month, 6 days)
Current Habitat: Stickleback 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.
Pre-Release Pool Sloth has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her own. She has been moved to a larger pool where she can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. She will move between pools as she progresses further and develops her skills until she reaches her 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.