Time flies! Flip Flop has moved on to a pre-release pool already!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2170
Admitted on: 2021/07/24
Collection Site: Cowichan Bay
Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Maternal separation;
Weight at Admission: 8.2 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 55 days (1 month, 3 weeks, 4 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: Harbour Air
Pre-Release Pool Flip Flop has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his own and that he can compete for food with other harbour seals. He has been moved to a larger pool where he can further test and improve his skills. He will move between pools as he progresses further and develops his skills until he reaches his 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.