Polar Bear is still in fish school, showing some interest in fish... but still needs some time.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1956
Admitted on: 2019/07/26
Collection Site: Saturna Island
Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Lethargic
Weight at Admission: 8.9 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 26 days
Current Habitat: Harbour Pool
Patients that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a pool where they can learn how to compete with other animals.
Pre-Release Pool Polar Bear 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.