WATCH: 6 manatees rescued from pond after Hurricane Irma flooding

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Six manatees who were stranded in a backyard pond in Brevard County were rescued on Friday.

The manatees got stranded and needed help after flooding from Hurricane Irma subsided.

Staff and volunteers from the Brevard Zoo, SeaWorld and the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine teamed up with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to help rescue the animals.

All six were released after being examined and found in good health.

The six animals included a calf and a mom.

Several live manatee strandings have happened in Florida following Hurricane Irma. The FWC asks citizens to call Wildlife Alert at 888-404-3922 to report stranded, injured or dead manatees.

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