We didn't think we'd see this face again. Armadillo was re-admitted today after being found in poor body condition. She appears not be injured but has lost a lot of weight since being released from Iona Beach back in early October.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1965
Admitted on: 2019/07/30
Collection Site: Gabriola Island
Reason for Admission: Wounds
Weight at Admission: 9.6 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 68 days (2 months, 1 week)
Current Habitat: In Quarantine
Every seal that arrives at the rescue centre is placed in a tub under quarantine. This is the first temporary home for each new arrival, where they will remain for an average of 14 days before they are moved to a larger tub.
Readmitted on: 2019/12/04
Collection Site: Powell River
Reason for Readmission: Emaciated
Weight at Readmission: 11.7 kg
Time in Care since Readmission: 77 days (2 months, 2 weeks, 2 days)
Armadillo has arrived in a "training pool" where she is figuring out how to compete for fish. Judging by this picture, it's going well so far...
Armadillo is still in fish school... and judging from this picture, she isn't quite the efficient predator that she'll need to become. Let's check in on her again in a couple of days...
Armadillo still doesn't eat fish her own own. More practice needed...
Well, Armadillo likes to sniff on fish; she likes to bite into it ─ but the eating fish part? Not so much. We'll work on that...
Armadillo has been moved to Out of Quarantine... where she's in fish school now!