After wrapping up fish school recently, Jitterbug has moved on to a training pool where he's for the first time meeting another seal and working on his food competition skills!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2125
Admitted on: 2021/07/04
Collection Site: Yellow Point, Ladysmith/Nanaimo
Reason for Admission: Underweight; Dehydrated; Lethargic
Weight at Admission: 9.5 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 25 days
Current Habitat: Seastar 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 Seastar Pool with Jitterbug:Oatmeal
"Training" Pool Jitterbug 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.