Woz has been moved to a pre release pool and is gaining weight steadily.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2076
Admitted on: 2020/08/18
Collection Site: Egmont
Reason for Admission: Marine mammal disturbance; Emaciated;
Weight at Admission: 8.3 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 66 days (2 months, 5 days)
Current Habitat: Rockfish 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.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Harbour Air
You can help us care for Woz 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 Woz 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.
Woz just finished weaning and is now in fish school. Wish him luck!
Woz came to us quite underweight but has been started on fluids and formula to keep him hydrated and help him gain weight. He may be small but he’s got a big attitude!