Saucy is in a pre release pool and is steadily gaining weight.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2068
Admitted on: 2020/08/07
Collection Site: Pender Island
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Emaciated
Weight at Admission: 7.3 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 77 days (2 months, 2 weeks, 2 days)
Current Habitat: Stickleback Pool
This is a large pre-release pool that houses many patients. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool like this where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.
You can help us care for Saucy and the more than 100 marine mammals we rescue, rehabilitate and release every year by symbolically adopting her today with a small donation to the rescue centre.
Pre-Release Pool Saucy has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her own 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.
Saucy is now in a pool learning to compete!
Always ready for feed time! Saucy is very vocal, active, and hungry!
While Saucy is new to MMR she has been settling in well and likes to show everyone how sassy she is.