Penelope is a big girl now! She's already moved on to a training pool!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2123
Admitted on: 2021/07/04
Collection Site: Seal Bay
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation
Weight at Admission: 8.8 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 25 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 Penelope:Tango
"Training" Pool Penelope 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.