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Manatee calf rescued, recovering at Lowry Park Zoo

5:50 PM, Mar 28, 2013   |    comments
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TAMPA, Fla. (WTSP) -- On Wednesday, which was also Manatee Appreciation Day, a manatee calf was rescued from Bayboro Harbor in St. Petersburg and brought to Lowry Park Zoo for care.

Zoo officials say the 90-pound male is an orphan and is suffering from cold stress. Currently, he is resting in a heated shallow water medical pool where his body temperature is steadily improving.

The calf will receive around-the-clock care and has reportedly taken to a Pedialyte bottle for food.

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