Archie continues to make good progress. He's now eating 16 kg of herring per day.
Species: California Sea Lion
Patient ID: ZC1901
Admitted on: 2019/11/26
Collection Site: Powell River
Reason for Admission: Puncture wound; Dehydrated; Underweight
Weight at Admission: ──
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 128 days (4 months, 6 days)
Current Habitat: Harbour Pool
Patients that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a pool where they can learn how to compete with other animals.
Archie was found on a log boom in Powell River with injuries from a crossbow. He was underweight and dehydrated and had a severe puncture wound from the arrow. An older California Sea Lion, Archie weighs about 250 kg. He was named Archie as a tribute to boat operator Archie Kenmuir of Jepson Mobile Booming, who first found him.
Archie is now eating and impressive 12 kg fish per day. He's perked up a lot, and definitely likes his feeds!
Archie is now getting 6 kg of fish per day! That's a very good sign.
Archie is eating and seems fairly responsive. More diagnostics will be performed next week.
Archie is being treated with antibiotics and pain medication. There are also problems with his eyes, which may have been damaged by old gunshot wounds previously. He is already eating some herring, which is a good sign and an important first step for him.