An orphaned manatee calf was rescued yesterday afternoon by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, and then transported to SeaWorld Orlando late yesterday for rehabilitation and long-term care. The young calf was spotted swimming alone by a private citizen prior to its rescue from Sykes Creek in Merritt Island, Fla.
Following seven months of rehabilitation at SeaWorld (R) Orlando, SeaWorld’s Animal Rescue Team returned Goodby, an adult male manatee at Goodby Creek near the St. John’s River near Jacksonville, Fla.
A pregnant manatee rescued by SeaWorld’s Animal team in June has given birth to a healthy manatee calf!
An injured manatee that was rescued by SeaWorld Orlando a week ago (June 8) was determined to be pregnant during a recent ultrasound procedure by the park’s animal care team.
Last Friday, SeaWorld's animal rescue team put their love and strength together to rescue a 1,380-pound, injured manatee from the waters of Sykes Creek in Merritt Island, Fla. The 10-foot manatee had severe injuries to the front right flipper caused by crab trap line. Fishing line was also wrapped around both of its front flippers.
This morning, SeaWorld Orlando’s animal rescue team returned its fifth manatee of the year into the waters at KARS Park in North Merritt Island, Fla. Claire, a 750-pound female, was rescued last June from the Cape Canaveral area after being hit by a boat.
Following months of rehabilitation at SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld’s Animal Rescue Team returned Mardi, a juvenile female manatee, back into the waters near Jacksonville, Fla.
In July of 1989, a young orphaned manatee was rescued near Daytona Beach, FL and brought to SeaWorld’s Manatee Rehabilitation Facility. Weighing only 42 pounds, this tiny calf was named Lil Joe. After hands-on care, Lil Joe would grow to become a special, not-so-little manatee.