Betty is being treated for her eye injury. Other than that, she's alert and responsive, and she's gaining weight.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1930
Admitted on: 2019/07/16
Collection Site: Crescent Beach
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Eye injury
Weight at Admission: 8.55 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 98 days (3 months, 1 week)
Current Habitat: Rockfish 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.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Staff
Pre-Release Pool Betty Whitefish has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her and that she can compete for food with other harbour seals. She has been moved to a larger pool where she can further test and improve her skills. 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.