SeaWorld Returns Rescued Manatee Back to its Home

On March 25, the SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team returned a male manatee by the name of Streak back to the same waters it was rescued from.
The manatee was rescued Dec. 28, 2014, from Blue Springs State Park near Orange City, Fla., by the SeaWorld team and members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Following his rescue due to cold stress, Streak was transported to SeaWorld Orlando for acute care and rehabilitation.

He underwent routine supportive care, including: blood work, radiographs, treatment for wounds and lesions, antibiotics, and also received fluids for rehydration.  Streak began to eat very quickly on his own. Throughout his rehabilitation period, Streak jumped from 660 pounds to approximately 760 pounds.

Yesterday also happened to be Manatee Appreciation Day, although celebrated daily by the SeaWorld Animal Care Team. So far this year, SeaWorld Orlando has rescued 24 and returned 26 manatees back to their natural environment. This is part of SeaWorld’s continuous efforts to help conserve wildlife and do its part in supporting this endangered species.

If you see an injured marine animal, you can help by calling the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) hotline at 1-888-404-3922 or by dialing *FWC on a cellular device.

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