Bob is now in a small pool with his friend Sammy. He is competing well and loves to rest on his haul out, especially on a warm day!
Nickname: Hang Glider
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2081
Admitted on: 2020/09/07
Collection Site: Thetis Island
Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Wounds; Upper respiratory
Weight at Admission: 8.53 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 49 days (1 month, 2 weeks, 4 days)
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 Bob:Sammy
You can help us care for Bob 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.
"Training" Pool Bob has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his own. He has been moved to a small pool that fits up to 3 animals where he can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. He will move to a larger pool once he is confident enough.