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.