Eminemone is now in a bigger pool!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1999
Admitted on: 2019/08/19
Collection Site: Savary Island
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation
Weight at Admission: 7.65 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 35 days (1 month, 4 days)
Current Habitat: Seastar 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. This is one of the smaller pools with a haul-out platform in the centre. It can only fit a few animals and is a good starting point for patients that have never been housed with another seal.
Also in Seastar Pool with Eminemone:Lou-seal Ball
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Pacific Coastal Airlines
"Training" Pool Eminemone has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her own. She has been moved to a small pool that fits up to 3 animals where she can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. She will move to a larger pool once she is confident enough.
Eminemone is making good progress in fish school. She's already eating all on her own!
Eminemone is still in quarantine. She is receiving additional extra salt baths, which supports wound healing. The water is heated to make sure she doesn't get too cold.
Eminemone is slowly making progress. She's very alert, quite curious and will hopefully begin to gain weight soon. As she has multiple wounds, she is receiving anti-inflammatory and pain medication in addition to antibiotics, and that seems to be working for her.