Sunday, December 2, 2012

Manatee Rescued From Merritt Island


MERRITT ISLAND, Florida -- Late this afternoon, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) rescued a 6-foot male manatee from the Canaveral National Seashore in Merrritt Island and delivered it to SeaWorld Orlando for rehabilitation. 

SeaWorld says that the manatee, estimated to be between 1-2 years old, and weighing 350 pounds, arrived showing signs typical of cold stress.  He was put into the warm water of SeaWorld’s rehabilitation pool.   

After being evaluated by a veterinarian and Animal Care staff, he was given water to combat dehydration and will be given a detailed work up tomorrow.
SeaWorld's animal rescue team is on call 24/7 to save and care for injured, orphaned or ill animals.

If you see injured marine animal, you can help by calling the FWC hotline at 1(888) 404-3922 or by dialing *FWC on a cellular device. 


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