Very energetic and feisty, she is gaining weight on formula in her place in quarantine.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2352
Admitted on: 2023/08/09
Collection Site: Nanoose Bay
Reason for Admission: Maternal Separation, Emaciated, Dehydrated
Weight at Admission: 9.7 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 46 days (1 month, 2 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.
Fish School Loose Canon 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, Loose Canon will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.
Loose Canon is energetic during swims and gaining weight well on formula.
He is now out of quarantine and has started weaning!
He has competed the weaning process! He’s now in fish school and learning how to eat independently.
Loose Canon is making great progress in fish school and is eating on his own!