Tango has come a long way. He showed great appetite, mastered fish school rather quickly and is now in a training pool, where he's working on his food competition skills. He's also just a few kilograms away from his release weight...
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2119
Admitted on: 2021/06/27
Collection Site: Wise Island
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation
Weight at Admission: 9.9 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 32 days (1 month, 2 days)
Current Habitat: Halibut 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 Halibut Pool with Tango:Penelope
Date Weight in kg
"Training" Pool Tango has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his own. He has been moved to a small pool that fits up to 3 animals where he can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. He will move to a larger pool once he is confident enough.