Bossa Nova seems to be the shy but curious type!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2159
Admitted on: 2021/07/20
Collection Site: Valdes Island
Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Dehydrated; Wounds
Weight at Admission: 9.95 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 59 days (1 month, 4 weeks, 1 day)
Current Habitat: Coho 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.
"Training" Pool Bossa Nova 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.