Sammy has been moved to a new pool with her friend Bob. She is slowly gaining weight and becoming a faster competitor at meal time. She loves to play under the hose when her pool is being refilled.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2031
Admitted on: 2020/07/17
Collection Site: Port Hardy
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Log boom
Weight at Admission: 7.47 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 98 days (3 months, 1 week)
Current Habitat: Coho 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 Coho Pool with Sammy:Bob
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Pacific Coastal Airlines
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"Training" Pool Sammy 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.
A staff favourite for sure, Sammy might be the sweetest seal on site! She has made great progress in fish school and hopefully will be eating on her own soon!
Sammy's a staff favourite; currently housed in one of the largest tubs on site until she's fit for a pre-release pool. She enjoys her extended swims!
Sammy is showing some improvement in fish school! She is still a ways away from eating on her own but she is getting there. She loves her swims and playing with the hoses.
Sammy is still in fish school but making progress!
Sammy is *VERY* slowly progressing through fish school. and eats fish with a lot of help from staff.
Sammy is very vocal during meal time and she tells stories to her feeders through a series of growls and grunts.