Orphaned manatee finds home at SeaWorld Orlando

Image courtesy SeaWorld Orlando
Image courtesy SeaWorld Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (WFLA) – SeaWorld Orlando welcomed another baby manatee in need of rehabilitation this week.

The park officials said the manatee was found alone in Sykes Creek near Merrit Island in Brevard County. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission crew transported the baby to the  SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rehabilitation Center.

The manatee joined two other manatees being rehabilitated at the center right now.

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The newest member of the rehab family is 43.5 pounds and 107 centimeters or about 42 inches long.

SeaWorld Orlando veterinarians did a full work up on the male manatee and will continue to monitor his progress with around-the-clock care.

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