Darcy is doing well in quarantine, still gaining weight on formula.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2345
Admitted on: 2023/08/03
Collection Site: Chilliwack
Reason for Admission: Entanglement, Emaciated
Weight at Admission: 7.49 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 52 days (1 month, 3 weeks)
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: MMR Ambulance
Pre-Release Pool Darcy has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her own and that she can compete for food with other harbour seals. She has been moved to a larger pool where she can further test and improve her skills. She will move between pools as she progresses further and develops her skills until she reaches her 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.
Darcy has moved out of quarantine and has begun the weaning process! Here her diet is slowly transitioning from formula to fish.
She has finished the weaning process and is now in fish school!
Darcy is eating confidently on her own! She’s now in Cali with Carlson and Chill Pill, where she will learn to socialize and compete for fish.