Manatee Rescue

Here’s an adorable photo released by SeaWorld Orlando of an orphan manatee rescued in Ormond Beach. More manatee rescue information can be found here and here and here.

“This is the smallest manatee I’ve ever seen brought to SeaWorld,” said Steve Lehr, assistant curator of animal care and a rescue team member for more than 30 years. “We’ve had other animals come in the same condition (with some of the umbilical cord attached), but they were considerably larger than she is.”

The calf — still unnamed — is about 2 feet long and weighs 21 pounds. She was found in a small cove along Strickland Creek, keeping mostly to herself, according to the Fish and Wildlife Commission.

About Brandon Haught

Communications Director for Florida Citizens for Science.
This entry was posted in Alert, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Manatee Rescue

  1. wright says:


  2. PatrickHenry says:

    And … they taste like chicken!

  3. S.Scott says:

    OH-Stop it! That was baaaaad!

  4. zygosporangia says:

    Actually, my understanding is that they taste more like elephant.

Comments are closed.