Friday, 27 July 2012

SeaWorld Orlando: Rescued manatee gives birth

A manatee that was rescued from Sykes Creek in Brevard County by SeaWorld Orlando early last month has given birth to a healthy calf.

The mother had severe injuries to one flipper caused by a crab pot line, and fishing line was wrapped around both front flippers. 
After being transported to SeaWorld, it was discovered that she was pregnant. She gave birth early Wednesday. Mother and calif are being kept in a back area pool, where the park’s Animal Care team is monitoring them. Both are doing well, SeaWorld reports.
SeaWorld has rescued 12 manatees this year.

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