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Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park receives two orphaned manatee calves to monitor and care for

Posted at 1:37 PM, Nov 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 02:58:19-05

TAMPA, Fla. --- Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park received two orphaned manatee calves this week.

The zoo said they received them from Florida Fish and Wildlife. The two were found with no mom in sight and appeared very thin.

They were brought to the David A. Straz, Jr. Manatee Critical Care Center for fluids and nutritional support.

The zoo said their team will continue to monitor and care for the calves with the hope of releasing them back into Florida waters.