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.