If Mac weren’t a seal he would definitely be a puppy. Mac is very curious, vocal and always wants to be included. He is gaining weight and now in a pre release pool with 5 other seals but it will still be a while until he is ready for release.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2085
Admitted on: 2020/09/24
Collection Site: Comox
Reason for Admission: Wounds; Underweight;
Weight at Admission: 10.6 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 63 days (2 months, 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 Mac 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 Mac 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.
Mac is doing great and quickly learning how to eat fish, although he still needs a bit of help from his care takers. He is always resting in a “banana” pose and loves to vocalize and chat to whoever will listen!