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Thread: SeaWorld Orlando Caring for Orphaned Manatee Calf

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    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.

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    Measuring approximately 36 inches long and weighing approximately 35 pounds, the male manatee was rescued due to its young age -– the calf is only estimated to be between one and two weeks old, and his mother was nowhere to be found. The white markings on his nose resemble rub marks that typically occur when manatees are searching along shorelines or near trees for food.

    Upon arrival at SeaWorld Orlando, animal care experts took blood samples, gave the manatee antibiotics and observed his condition overnight. The calf will receive regular tube feedings, and will continue to be monitored closely during the next few days.

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    So far in 2013, SeaWorld has rescued eight manatees and returned one back to their natural habitat. In collaboration with the government and other members of accredited stranding networks, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment operates one of the world’s most respected programs to rescue ill and injured marine animals, with the goal to rehabilitate and return them to the ocean. SeaWorld animal experts have helped more than 22,000 animals in need - ill, injured, orphaned and abandoned - for more than 40 years.
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    Ah see? That's the good that Sea World does.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 310034
    Ah see? That's the good that Sea World does.
    Just what I was thinking!














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    I wonder if this little calf will ever be able to be returned to the wild, though?






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