Jacksonville, FL - This week, four rehabilitated manatees were returned to their natural waterways. Cassie, Buckeye, Bambam and Gale were all rescued as injured calves between August 2015, and December 2016. All four had received extended rehabilitation and care.
Participants in the rescue, rehabilitation and return include Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, SeaWorld Orlando, The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, South Florida Museum, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and the Sea to Shore Alliance.
In addition to returning the four rehabilitated manatees, SeaWorld Orlando transferred another young rescued manatee to the Jacksonville Zoo.