Looks like Zenon Samuel is enjoying the 'good life' in his new pre-release pool. He seems to enjoy sunbathing a lot. And he's so handsome when he's all dry!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2022
Admitted on: 2020/07/11
Collection Site: Port McNeill
Reason for Admission: Marine mammal disturbance; Underweight
Weight at Admission: 8.68 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 35 days (1 month, 4 days)
Current Habitat: Ellie 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.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Harbour Air
You can help us care for Zenon Samuel and the more than 100 marine mammals we rescue, rehabilitate and release every year by symbolically adopting him today with a small donation to the rescue centre.
Pre-Release Pool Zenon Samuel has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his own 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.
Zenon Samuel will start fish school in the next few days!
Zenon Samuel is progressing normally. And he's got the most beautiful markings on his fur....