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another rescued manatee

Not sure what the problem is with this young lady. But, as you can see from this picture she if VERY skinny...her belly is not filled out as it should be. The rescue team was called and she was transported to Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, FL. Her condition is listed as critical right now.

Photo taken by Tracy Colson


UPDATE: This manatee, who they named Liberty, died October 31. She was believed to be about 30 years old and had given birth to around 7 calves over the years. Not sure how they know that, would be interesting to find out.

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Taken on October 27, 2008