Bolero has made it into a small pre-release pool! She's now learning how to compete for fish with a larger group of other harbour seals.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2161
Admitted on: 2021/07/21
Collection Site: Ladysmith
Reason for Admission: Dehydrated; Maternal separation;
Weight at Admission: 10.5 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 58 days (1 month, 3 weeks, 6 days)
Current Habitat: Cali Pool
This is a pre-release pool. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.
Pre-Release Pool Bolero has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her own and that she can compete for food with other harbour seals. She has been moved to a larger pool where she can further test and improve her skills. She will move between pools as she progresses further and develops her skills until she reaches her release weight. It can take just a few weeks or several months before a patient is ready for release, depending on health status and treatment plan, weight gain and transport availability.