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SeaWorld Orlando Caring for Two Rescued Manatee Babies

SeaWorld rescued manateeDuring the past week, the SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team has been caring for two rescued orphaned baby manatees.  The newborn and month-old calves were both brought to SeaWorld Orlando’s rehabilitation facility after being rescued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The calves were both seen by locals who said the manatees appeared lethargic and swimming alone.

First Rescued Manatee Calf

The first manatee – which was found floating on its side – was rescued July 7, 2015, from Merritt Island and immediately transported to SeaWorld for instant treatment, including fluids and antibiotics.

To help the young animal float, the SeaWorld team used a custom-fitted infant life vest with a foam flotation device. This tool has allowed the manatee to remain upright ever since.

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SeaWorld Orlando Rehabilitates Two Manatees

Manatee Dorothy-Gail is Returned to Florida Waters by SeaWorld OrlandoDecember 5, 2013 (Orlando, Fla.) – The SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team returned two female manatees into East Coast waters this week after receiving treatment and care at SeaWorld Orlando for several months.

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