Wiggly and energetic, she is gaining weight on formula in quarantine.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2351
Admitted on: 2023/08/08
Collection Site: False Creek
Reason for Admission: Marine Mammal Disturbance, Underweight
Weight at Admission: 7.6 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 47 days (1 month, 2 weeks, 3 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 Vivian 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, Vivian Island will eat entirely on her own at which point she will graduate from fish school.
Vivian is gaining weight well in quarantine!
She is now out of quarantine!
Vivian has completed the weaning process! Her diet has now completely transitioned to fish and is starting fish school.
Vivian is making progress in fish school!