Dromedary isn't really into fish yet. He'll sniff on it, but he doesn't want to eat it. He's also very agitated during feeds, so staff are gently getting him used to accepting it during feeds.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1977
Admitted on: 2019/08/02
Collection Site: Crofton Saw Mill, Crofton, BC
Reason for Admission: Log boom; Maternal separation
Weight at Admission: 12.75 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 19 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 Dromedary is now in fish school. He is currently learning how to eat fish on his 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, Dromedary will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.