Biggs is gaining weight and we are slowly increasing the amount of milk formula.
Nickname: Magic Carpet
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2025
Admitted on: 2020/07/14
Collection Site: Mayne Island
Reason for Admission: Dehydrated; Emaciated
Weight at Admission: 9.38 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 32 days (1 month, 1 day)
Current Habitat: Cali Pool
This is a pre-release pool. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.
Also in Cali Pool with Biggs:Kitchi
You can help us care for Biggs 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 Biggs 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.