Roe is in our "eye kids" pool right now, a pool full of pups with eye issues that require eye drops. She's looking pretty good, though, and she seems to enjoy the bigger pool a lot.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1938
Admitted on: 2019/07/19
Collection Site: Dundarave Beach, West Vancouver
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Emaciated; Dehydrated
Weight at Admission: 7.35 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 95 days (3 months, 4 days)
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 Roe Paul 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.
Roe has had some trouble competing for food in the bigger Harbour pool, so staff moved her into a smaller pool to give her another chance to figure it out...
Roe was admitted with numerous little wounds and swelling of the cornea (the eye's clear, protective outer layer). She is being treated with antibiotics and has already gained a little weight.