She’s settled in nicely in quarantine and is gaining weight on formula. She’s a feisty seal with plenty of energy!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2357
Admitted on: 2023/08/15
Collection Site: Genoa Bay
Reason for Admission: Maternal Separation
Weight at Admission: 12.6 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 40 days (1 month, 1 week, 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.
Fish School Gold Digger 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, Gold Digger will eat entirely on her own at which point she will graduate from fish school.
Gold Digger has been moved out of quarantine! She has also begun the weaning process where her diet will be incrementally switched from formula to fish.
Gold Digger has completed the weaning process and is now in fish school! She’s making great progress, chasing fish around during her swims.
Gold Digger is doing great in fish school! She’s eating on all her own!