Bengal Tiger still hasn't left quarantine. He's got a some ulcers on his tongue and dental issues that need addressing. Tiger is still receiving antibiotics and antiviral medication to help with that.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1976
Admitted on: 2019/08/02
Collection Site: Cowichan Bay
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Emaciated
Weight at Admission: 8.35 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 81 days (2 months, 2 weeks, 6 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.
Also in Cali Pool with Bengal Tiger:Rhinoceros
Pre-Release Pool Bengal Tiger has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his and that he can compete for food with other harbour seals. He has been moved to a larger pool where he can further test and improve his skills. 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.
Bengal Tiger likes to "feed himself" by “eating” the tube without being held in place. He's a curious seal, and a bit cross-eyed. Practicum students tell us that all the cross-eyed pups are quite curious! His curiosity knows few boundaries. When tubs are cleaned, the pups are moved into a tote. Tiger is one of a few pups that need a lid with air holes on that tote to prevent him from "escaping". He still manages to lift the lid off with his nose, though. Nothing keeps this one in his tub for long!