Multiple facilities have teamed together to give rescued manatees a second chance at life.
SeaWorld Orlando, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, South Florida Museum, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have released and returned seven manatees to the wild after months of rehabilitation. Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute will monitor the manatees’ movements, thanks to tags that were applied to the animals before their release.
Manatees are rescued if they become afflicted with challenges such as red tide or cold stress. And the goal with each rescue is to rehabilitate and return the animal to their natural habitat as quickly as possible. SeaWorld Orlando is one of only five acute care rehabilitation facilities in the United States that can provide the life-saving care that these manatees need.
We hope these manatees have nice long lives thanks to all of the hard work by SeaWorld Orlando and the other wonderful facilities.