On March 9th, the Animal Rescue Team of Sea World Orlando rescued a young female manatee from a canal near Satellite Beach, Florida. The approzimately 5-foot long sea cow was suffering from cold stress and is the 11th manatee to be rescued during this unseasonably chilly winter season by the Sea World team.
The Sea World Parks and Entertainment Blog posted some updated information about the manatee’s condition: The animal remains in guarded condition at SeaWorld’s Manatee Rehabilitation Center, where she will be treated by park veterinarians and animal care specialists in hopes of releasing her back to nature. Cold stress can occur when manatees spend an extended period of time in water that dips below 60 degrees.
Sea World is the global leader in the rescue and rehabilitation of manatees. To read more about manatee rescue efforts, please check out our blog, Sea World Orlando Helps Florida’s Endangered Manatees.