Big bay is gaining weight well and is very energetic during swims.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2320
Admitted on: 2023/07/17
Collection Site: Eagle Island
Reason for Admission: Maternal Separation, Emaciated
Weight at Admission: 7.4 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 69 days (2 months, 1 week, 1 day)
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.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance
"Training" Pool Big Bay 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.
Big Bay has finished weaning and is now in fish school!
Big Bay is now in Stickleback! He’s eating well on her own and is now in a pool where he can learn to socialize and to compete for fish with other individuals.