Update 20th October 2006

Magnus has been encouraged to go for a dip by the Animal Care Team (ACT). He is slowly moving his way around the pool and growling at Ray every time he comes near.

Fatima has started taking an interest in Magnus seeing if he has noticed her stunning looks this year.

Lizzie and Attie have been spending a lot of time together this week. Attie is a little off her food and spending a lot of time in nursery pool 1.

Anneka who is jealous of the relationship between Sheba and Ray, has started to take an interest in Marlin. Anneka is in her mid- twenties and Marlin is only 6 years old.

Sheba and Ray are still in love and show no signs of breaking up.

Snoopy is a little put out this week as her nursery pool has been taken over by Roo, one of this year's rescued pups.

Flotsam and Jetsam are really spotty, both are slapping the water and making grunting noises like they are trying to clear their throat. Little Ed has been chasing the seagulls out the pool.

Flipper and Yulelog are now starting to fight with each other as the breeding season is upon us. Flipper is still being very naughty and now Yulelog is getting in on the act.

Rocky is doing lots of barking and was treated to a conger eel. Pepper has had a change of medication for her arthritis and this seems to be improving her condition. Pepper has gone off the mackerel and sardines, but is still enjoying sprats and squid.

Carus has also been chasing the seagulls off his rock, and has been treated to sprats and conger eel twice this week.

Mika has once again been chasing the ACT with her mouth open while they have been cleaning the pool. She is doing really well with her training but needs to learn that when asked to do something she does it. Chaff is doing so well with his training that he is now setting a good example to Mika, so when she does not do what is asked, Chaff will show her how to do it, and she will normally copy him.

Thai and Bamboo have had treats of crabs and mealworms. The ACT has also been putting the heat lamp on for these guys at night now the evenings are getting a little colder.

Our ponies were wormed this week, and given a little too much food when Rachael fed them on Sunday.

Just like the ponies all the goats have been wormed this week.

Reef is wandering all over site and was this week found down at Carus’s pool.

PUP UPDATE

Roo has now been moved down to the nursery pools, and is learning to feed himself. Unfortunately he has a very short memory span and has yet to get the hang of it.

Ronnie has had her second bloods taken and has now been wormed. Ronnie has really big eyes and has began to moult, she has been started on fish, but she is still screaming to be fed.

Magnet has now had second bloods taken and been wormed. She is also learning to feed herself, and is a very quiet seal.

Roo in the nursery pool - photo was taken on 20th October 2006 by Rachael Vine Ronnie in the hospital - photo was taken on 20th October 2006 by Rachael VineMagnet in the hospital - photo was taken on 20th October 2006 by Rachael Vine
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Pebbles has now been moved on to fish soup and has begun to moult. She also has an ulcer in her eye which she is receiving eye drops for.

Koko All of Koko's wounds have healed and she has now been moved down to the outside nursery pools with Roo.

Mutley has now also been moved in to the main hospital and HER wounds are now healing, SHE is also self feeding, and is still very aggressive. You may be enquiring why we have put SHE and HER in capital letters. The reason is this, Mutley was having his temperature taken this week by Tamara, when suddenly Mutley relieved himself on Tamara's hand, this would not happen if it was a little boy, so she has now been re-sexed. Unfortunately we can not change her name, so we now have a little girl called ‘Mutley’.

Pebbles in the hospital - photo was taken on 20th October 2006 by Rachael Vine Koko - photo was taken on 20th October 2006 by Rachael VineMutley in the main hospital - photo was taken on 20th October 2006 by Rachael Vine
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Narla has a little bit of a low temperature so the ACT have put the heat lamp on in her pen. We estimate her to be around a week old now and very bright. At this young age she is still on milk.

Simba has a swollen flipper and some puncture wounds which are being treated with antibiotics. He is quite bright and knows what to do with his fish.

Narla in the isolation pen in the hospital - photo was taken on 20th October 2006 by Rachael Vine Simba in the isolation pen in the hospital - photo was taken on 20th October 2006 by Rachael Vine
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