Grey Wolf is still not in a pool while he works on his fish school skills and gains more weight...
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1980
Admitted on: 2019/08/03
Collection Site: Sidney
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Emaciated
Weight at Admission: 8.55 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 80 days (2 months, 2 weeks, 5 days)
Current Habitat: Rockfish Pool
This is a large pre-release pool that houses many patients. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool like this where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.
Pre-Release Pool Grey Wolf 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.
For some reason, Grey Wolf loves to tear her fish into pieces instead of eating it. Er... it's already dead, Grey... you just need to swallow it whole!
Grey Wolf is easily distracted by just about anything... so fish school is a bit of a challenge for her since everything else is just so much more exciting than the fish she's supposed to eat!