Strawberry is now out of quarantine! She’s bright, energetic, and gaining weight with formula.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2315
Admitted on: 2023/07/11
Collection Site: Reed Point Marina
Reason for Admission: Maternal Separation
Weight at Admission: 7 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 Strawberry Islet 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.
She has finished weaning and is now in fish school!
Strawberry is now eating on her own!
She’s now in Rockfish! Strawberry can now enjoy more swimming space and socialization with new individuals.