Anteater has been a bit challenging to feed over his first few days at the rescue centre, but he's already gained quite a bit of weight and is progressing normally.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1944
Admitted on: 2019/07/21
Collection Site: Salt Spring Island
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Underweight
Weight at Admission: 8.05 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 31 days (1 month)
Current Habitat: Out of Quarantine
Once a patient has spent some time in quarantine and been given a clean bill of health, they are moved to a larger and deeper tub and leave quarantine. Here they can improve their skills until they are moved to a pool with other harbour seals.
Fish School Giant Anteater is now in fish school. He is currently learning how to eat fish on his 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, Giant Anteater will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.