Guapa took her time learning how to eat fish, but she has finally accepted that fish are food, not friends. She has learned to eat all on her own and now is in a pool with a couple of other seals where she will learn how to compete.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2127
Admitted on: 2021/07/07
Collection Site: Stanley Park
Reason for Admission: Marine mammal disturbance
Weight at Admission: 6.2 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 103 days (3 months, 1 week, 5 days)
Current Habitat: Harbour 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.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Staff
Fish School Guapa is now in fish school. She is currently learning how to eat fish on her 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, Guapa will eat entirely on her own at which point she will graduate from fish school.
How is fish school going for Guapa? Well, let's say she wouldn't exactly be a threat to any fish just yet...