So big! Viola has made good use of her time in the pre-release pool and clearly learned how to compete for fish. Good job!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1981
Admitted on: 2019/08/03
Collection Site: Esquimalt
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Emaciated
Weight at Admission: 5.65 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 80 days (2 months, 2 weeks, 5 days)
Current Habitat: Harbour Pool
Patients that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a pool where they can learn how to compete with other animals.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Harbour Air
Pre-Release Pool Viola DaFish has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her and that she can compete for food with other harbour seals. She has been moved to a larger pool where she can further test and improve her skills. She will move between pools as she progresses further and develops her skills until she reaches her 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.
Viola has finally left quarantine! Other than that... she's still her usual self. Very vocal, somewhat grumpy if you can call it that, and hopefully gaining more weight very soon.
Viola is very vocal whenever we get anywhere near her. She can usually be found in her 'favourite corner', playing with her flips. But she's also very aware of her surroundings, and quite curious.
Viola is still receiving antibiotics, but she's looking much better than she did just a few days ago.
Viola is no longer a "critical" patient and has perked up a lot over the last couple of days. She's also gained weight, so she looks much better than she did when she was admitted. We're really proud of her!
Viola is looking a bit better today, though she is still in critical condition and under close observation.
Viola was lethargic and didn't seem to be doing well on Monday. She required IV fluids over night, but staff are saying that she's already been a bit brighter this morning. She remains under close observation while treatment continues.