Danger continues to gain weight in quarantine on formula and is bright, alert, and loves to swim!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2322
Admitted on: 2023/07/20
Collection Site: Eakin Park
Reason for Admission: Emaciated, Wounds, Maternal Separation
Weight at Admission: 7.3 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 66 days (2 months, 5 days)
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: Harbour Air
Pre-Release Pool Danger Reefs 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.
Danger is done the weaning process and is currently in fish school! Here he will learning how to eat fish independently.
Danger is now in Rockfish! He’s eating quickly and can now enjoy a larger space with more seals to compete and socialize with.