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!
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: 29 days
Current Habitat: In Quarantine
Every seal that arrives at the rescue centre is placed in a tub under quarantine. This is the first temporary home for each new arrival, where they remain for at least 14 days before they are moved to a larger tub.
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.
Fish School Mac 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, Mac will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.