Manatees rescued from New Port Richey canal

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (WFLA) – A mother and calf manatee were rescued Wednesday after being stuck in a canal for weeks.

The manatees were rescued from a canal at the Harbor View mobile home park.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission worked for hours, trying to corral them into a netted area with kayaks and canoes.

The manatees were taken to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo for critical care.


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