Rocky lives up to his name and will rock and roll all over the place while being fed. Luckily for his care takers he is now in fish school which he enjoys much more than formula!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2078
Admitted on: 2020/08/23
Collection Site: Hornby Island
Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Dehydrated; Lethargic
Weight at Admission: 10.8 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 29 days
Current Habitat: Out of Quarantine
Once a patient has spent some time in quarantine and been given a clean bill of health, they are moved to a larger and deeper tub and leave quarantine. Here they can improve their skills until they are moved to a pool with other harbour seals.
You can help us care for Rocky 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.
Fish School Rocky is now in fish school. He is currently learning how to eat fish on his own. All pups are initially hand-fed, but later fish is just thrown into their tub to give them an opportunity to dive for, grab and swallow the fish whole, head first. It's something all pups need to learn, and it requires quite some skill. Eventually, Rocky will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.