Kenneth is in the final stages of fish school. Last we checked, he still needed a little bit of help. But he's getting there. Not long and he'll be off to a small pool to meet other seals!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2118
Admitted on: 2021/06/26
Collection Site: Deep Cove
Reason for Admission: Marine mammal disturbance
Weight at Admission: 8 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 33 days (1 month, 3 days)
Current Habitat: Out of Quarantine
Once a patient has spent some time in quarantine and been given a clean bill of health, they are moved to a larger and deeper tub and leave quarantine. Here they can improve their skills until they are moved to a pool with other harbour seals.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Staff
Date Weight in kg
Fish School Kenneth 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, Kenneth will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.