Thief is now out of quarantine! He is still receiving formula and gaining weight.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2327
Admitted on: 2023/07/22
Collection Site: Deep Cove Marina
Reason for Admission: Maternal Separation
Weight at Admission: 7.8 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 64 days (2 months, 3 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.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance
Pre-Release Pool Thief Islet 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.
Thief has lost all his lanugo! He has also completed the weaning process and is now in fish school, where he is learning how to eat fish independently.
Thief is now in Urchin! He’s eating well on his own and joins Acorn with Fin, learning how to socialize and compete for fish.
Thief is now in Stickle! Here he can enjoy more swimming space and socialize with new individuals.