Tiny Tony has made it all the way into a pre-release pool! Not so tiny Tony anymore!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2117
Admitted on: 2021/06/27
Collection Site: Rocky Point, Port Moody
Reason for Admission: Underweight; Maternal separation;
Weight at Admission: 7.83 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 32 days (1 month, 2 days)
Current Habitat: Steller Pool
This is a pre-release pool. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool 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 Tiny Tony 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.