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SeaWorld Releases Manatee In Bonita Springs

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) -- A manatee is back in the southwest Florida waters after months of rehabilitation at Lowry Park Zoon in Tampa and SeaWorld in Orlando.

Orlando television station WESH (http://bit.ly/18dI0cn ) reports the manatee named Red Bone was released in Bonita Springs on Thursday.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rescued the manatee in February during a red tide episode in the waters off southwest Florida.

The manatee was first taken to the Tampa zoo. But because a large number of manatees were brought there due to red tide-related illnesses, Red Bone was taken to Orlando on March 6.

He was medically cleared and SeaWorld's Animal Rescue Team took him to Bonita Springs, which is well-known for its manatee population.

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Information from: WESH-TV, http://www.wesh.com/index.html


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