Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2234
Admitted on: 2022/07/13
Collection Site: Salt Spring Island
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation
Weight at Admission: 8.65 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 138 days (4 months, 2 weeks, 2 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.
Pre-Release Pool Turkish Washcloth 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.
There are no updates for Turkish Washcloth yet, but we are working on it. Please check back soon...
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