Cheetah is making wonderful progress in fish school. He's very eager during feeds and already taking herring with just a little bit of help.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1932
Admitted on: 2019/07/16
Collection Site: North Saanich
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation
Weight at Admission: 9.15 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 36 days (1 month, 5 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 Cheetah has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his own. He has been moved to a larger pool where he can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. 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.