Oatmeal has made it into a training pool! For the first time, she's with a friend now. Jitterbug has helping her figure out how to compete for food as sharing is not really a thing among seals...
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2112
Admitted on: 2021/06/17
Collection Site: Coal Harbour
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation
Weight at Admission: 6.9 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 42 days (1 month, 1 week, 5 days)
Current Habitat: Seastar 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 Seastar Pool with Oatmeal:Jitterbug
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Harbour Air
"Training" Pool Oatmeal has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her own. She has been moved to a small pool that fits up to 3 animals where she can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. She will move to a larger pool once she is confident enough.