After a long month of fish school Hot Fuzz has finally figured out how to eat all on his own. We never thought this day would come! Staff are very proud of his progress and soon he will be heading into a pool with other seals!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2153
Admitted on: 2021/07/17
Collection Site: Quadra Island
Reason for Admission: Lethargic
Weight at Admission: 9.5 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 140 days (4 months, 2 weeks, 4 days)
Current Habitat: Stickleback Pool
This is a large pre-release pool that houses many patients. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool like this where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Norm's Heli
Fish School Hot Fuzz 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, Hot Fuzz will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.
Whoever named Hot Fuzz got it right ─ so much fuzz!