Pygmy is veeeeeery slowly learning how to eat fish. She still needs assistance, but she's a quick study. She'll get there.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1961
Admitted on: 2019/07/29
Collection Site: Moresby Island
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Emaciated; Dehydrated
Weight at Admission: 7.6 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 23 days
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 Pygmy Tarsier is now in fish school. She is currently learning how to eat fish on her 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, Pygmy Tarsier will eat entirely on her own at which point she will graduate from fish school.
Pygmy really doesn't like her tube-feeds... so we can't wait for her to start fish school!
Pygmy Tarsier seems to be enjoying her baths.