Our seal pup is growing by leaps and bounds! She has weaned herself from tube feedings and nursing and is now eating fish. Keepers feed her about 8 pounds of fish each day now.
She also has been separated from her mom Kara, which is normal. In the wild seal pups only spend a few weeks with their mothers. The pup now spends her time in her own holding pool next to her mother's pool.
Her white lanugo coat has completely disappeared, another sign of her growth. She now has a silvery coat with many black spots, much like the adult seals.
Staff is working on a plan to introduce her to the other seals, but that process will be very gradual.