Amelia is a small yet spunky seal who is growing quickly on formula!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2333
Admitted on: 2023/07/26
Collection Site: Vanier Park
Reason for Admission: Emaciated, Maternal Separation
Weight at Admission: 6.1 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 60 days (1 month, 4 weeks, 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: MMR Ambulance
Fish School Amelia Island is now in fish school. She is currently learning how to eat fish on her 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, Amelia Island will eat entirely on her own at which point she will graduate from fish school.
Amelia is now out of quarantine! She’s still gaining weight well on formula.
She has begun the weaning process! Now she will be slowly switched onto a fish diet before beginning fish school.
Amelia is finished weaning and making great progress in fish school!
Amelia is doing great in fish school and eating on her own!