Gillbert and his buddy Frank have been inseparable since they arrived at the rescue centre. It's rare to catch them both looking at the camera, so we just had to share this snapshot.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1979
Admitted on: 2019/08/03
Collection Site: Fraser River
Reason for Admission: Marine mammal disturbance
Weight at Admission: 8.45 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 18 days
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.
Fish School Gillbert Brown 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, Gillbert Brown will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.