Injured manatee might not make it after rescue to Sea World Orlando

Posted Tuesday, April 15, 2003 5:01 AM | Contributed by Jeff

SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue personnel, working alongside Florida Fish & Wildlife marine biologists, rescued a severely injured manatee from a Merritt Island lagoon Monday afternoon. The 7-foot-long female manatee's tail was slashed and scarred and the animal had lost its right flipper. Residents of the Catalina Isle development notified animal rescue agencies Sunday night. But the animal's rescue had to wait until Monday.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2003 5:27 PM
I hope she makes it, but I also hope the animal isn't suffering needlessly, with a life prolonged by well-wishing humans...

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Thursday, April 17, 2003 6:59 PM
That's sucks. I saw many a manatee at Blue Springs State Park in Orange City, FL. when I lived down there, and while not the prettiest of evolutions creatures, they are elegant and graceful in their own lumber some way.
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