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.READ MORE: Israelis In South Florida Monitoring Violence In Home Country, Want It To Stop
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.READ MORE: Woman Who Snuck Into American Sr. High Posing As Student To Promote Instagram Account Bonds Out
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.MORE NEWS: Panic Buying Over Fuel Pipeline Shut Down Has Led To Long Lines At Some South Florida Gas Stations
To report an injured marine animal call the FWC hotline at 1 (888) 404-3922 or dial *FWC on your cell phone.