Phoenix is now out of quarantine! He is still getting formula and gaining weight.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2329
Admitted on: 2023/07/23
Collection Site: Savary Island
Reason for Admission: Maternal Separation
Weight at Admission: 7.3 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 63 days (2 months, 2 days)
Current Habitat: Out of Quarantine
Once a patient has spent some time in quarantine and been given a clean bill of health, they are moved to a larger and deeper tub and leave quarantine. Here they can improve their skills until they are moved to a pool with other harbour seals.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Pacific Coastal Airlines
Fish School Phoenix Island is now in fish school. He is currently learning how to eat fish on his own. All pups are initially hand-fed, but later fish is just thrown into their tub to give them an opportunity to dive for, grab and swallow the fish whole, head first. It's something all pups need to learn, and it requires quite some skill. Eventually, Phoenix Island will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.
Phoenix is weaning! He’ll soon be in fish school where he will learn to eat fish independently.
Phoenix is now in fish school! He’s now learning how to eat fish independently.
Phoenix is making good progress in fish school! He’s eating well and getting closer to eating on his own.
Phoenix is doing great in fish school and eating on his own!