Hake's already in a pre-release pool and from the looks of it alone, she's gained a lot of weight!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1984
Admitted on: 2019/08/05
Collection Site: Campbell River
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Emaciated
Weight at Admission: 7.2 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 78 days (2 months, 2 weeks, 3 days)
Current Habitat: Stickleback 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.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Norm's Heli
Pre-Release Pool Hake Lively 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.
Hake is a quiet sedate young pup. She suckles her back flips all day when not being fed. It's nice to sometimes have a gentle patient to work with when some others have a definite attitude!