Manatee Calf Rescued & Recovering At SeaWorld

ORLANDO (CBSMiami) – A manatee calf that was orphaned and rescued near Palm Coast over the weekend is now at SeaWorld Orlando.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission transported the calf for rehabilitation.

According to officials, this is the second manatee brought to SeaWorld in the past week.

Veterinarians said the calf is likely about 3-months-old.

It was found dehydrated and thin weighing just 62 pounds.

He is being fed via a feeding tube 3 times a day.

In 2013, SeaWorld has rescued 15 manatees and returned 8 back to the wild.

To report an injured marine animal call the FWC hotline at 1 (888) 404-3922 or dial *FWC on your cell phone.

A manatee calf was rescued near Palm Coast and is now being helped at SeaWorld Orlando.  (Photo: SeaWorld Orlando)

A manatee calf was rescued near Palm Coast and is now being helped at SeaWorld Orlando. (Photo: SeaWorld Orlando)

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