We caught up with Sprout just after lunch and watched him suckle on his flipper...
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2166
Admitted on: 2021/07/23
Collection Site: Nanaimo
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Dehydrated; Emaciated
Weight at Admission: 7.35 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 56 days (1 month, 3 weeks, 4 days)
Current Habitat: Halibut 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 Halibut Pool with Sprout:Noodles
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Norm's Heli
"Training" Pool Sprout 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.
Sprout is getting ready for a bath...