Emily is still the smallest pup on site, but she eats fish all on her own now!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1989
Admitted on: 2019/08/09
Collection Site: North Shore Shipyards
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Emaciated
Weight at Admission: 6.7 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 74 days (2 months, 1 week, 6 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: Staff
Pre-Release Pool Emily Carp 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.
Emily is described as a "tiny little sweetheart". She weighed very little and was very small when she was rescued. She's still quite small but has gained some weight.