Coyote still has quite a bit to learn in fish school, but he's slowly getting there...
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1958
Admitted on: 2019/07/27
Collection Site: Mayne Island
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation
Weight at Admission: 8.55 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 25 days
Current Habitat: Cali Pool
This is a pre-release pool. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.
Pre-Release Pool Coyote 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.