Jerry has temporarily moved into a smaller pool to treat an eye injury. He is making progress, and eating as much fish as his heart could desire. He is a staff favourite because he is so easy to recognize in his pool!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2115
Admitted on: 2021/06/24
Collection Site: Boundary Bay
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation
Weight at Admission: 7.45 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 116 days (3 months, 3 weeks, 4 days)
Current Habitat: Ellie 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.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Staff
Pre-Release Pool Jerry 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.
Jerry has been upgraded to a comfy pre-release pool with lots of new friends!
Jerry has mastered fish school and is enjoying pool life!