Fitz is now out of quarantine and is currently being weaned! He has gained a good amount of weight since admit and is advancing through the weaning process.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2314
Admitted on: 2023/07/11
Collection Site: Crescent Beach
Reason for Admission: Maternal Separation
Weight at Admission: 7.8 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 75 days (2 months, 2 weeks)
Current Habitat: Rockfish 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.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance
Pre-Release Pool Fitz Island 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.
Fitz has finished weaning and is now in fish school!
Fitz has begun fish school! He is now learning how to each fish independently.
Fitz is now in Rockfish! He’s now in a pool with more swimming space and new individuals to socialize with.
Fitz is now in Ellie! He’s joined by Eleanor who’s eating closer to his pace.