They grow up so fast... 'Egg is already in a pre-release pool, with two new friends.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2107
Admitted on: 2021/06/11
Collection Site: White Rock
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation
Weight at Admission: 8.8 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 48 days (1 month, 2 weeks, 4 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.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Staff
Pre-Release Pool Scrambled Egg 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.
Scrambled Egg has moved to a pool! He's the first pup this season to have mastered eating fish on his own and has a good head-start!
Scrambled Egg a staff favourite and he is shedding his fluffy lanugo coat like it’s going out of style. He did arrive with a minor eye injury which is currently being treated with eye drops, and doing well so far.