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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo Petitions for a Manatee Emoji! November 8, 2016

Tampa, Florida’s Lowry Park Zoo is petitioning the Unicode Consortium for creation and registration of a manatee emoji. November is Manatee Awareness Month! Photo Courtesy – Lowry Park Zoo/Change.org Greetings! Here’s some great news for you … Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is petitioning the Unicode Consortium for the creation of a new manatee emoji! Now…

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Snooty Celebrates his 68th Birthday this July! April 15, 2016

Photo Courtesy of South Florida Museum I’m always thrilled to talk about my good pal snooty the manatee. Why you ask? Because Snooty will be celebrating his 68th birthday this coming July 21st! He lives at the South Florida Museum located in Bradenton, Florida. Add to that, the South Florida Museum also stated that the…

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SeaWorld Orlando Rehabilitates Orphaned Manatee Calf! September 10, 2015

A female manatee calf is bottle-fed by a SeaWorld animal care expert. The 3-week-old manatee was rescued by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation in Ormond Beach.  Photo Courtesy of (SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.)   I received a new seamail talking about an orphaned female manatee calf being rescued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation in…

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Miami Seaquarium Names Orphaned Manatee – Junebug! August 21, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Miami Seaquarium OK, here’s some great news for you! The final vote is in and Miami Seaquarium names its orphaned manatee – Junebug! This event was in of the Seaquarium’s 60th Anniversary celebration, which took place on June 19th. There were quite a few names given as candidates. They included; Elle, Emoji,…

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2 Florida Manatees Still Missing! June 25, 2015

Manatee with Tracking Device. Photo Courtesy:  Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission I just heard everyone is still searching for 2 manatees still missing in Florida.  The name of the first manatee unaccounted for is Stokes. In May, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission posted on their facebook page about Stokes. They said he…

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Satellite Beach Manatee Mother and Calf Rescue! February 10, 2015

(Photo: Rick Neale, FLORIDA TODAY) Great News! One of my manatee female friends and her calf were rescued from the Satellite Beach canal due to cold stress!  They were taken to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) for rehabilitation and treatment. Ann Spellman, an FWC marine mammal biologist,…

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Lowry Park Zoo Manatee Rehab Milestone! January 15, 2015

I just learned that the David A. Straz Jr. Manatee Hospital located at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida released its 202nd manatee! What a milestone…Congratulations! The hospital’s focus is on critical care for injured, sick and orphaned manatees. And here’s something that’s really cool … It is the only non-profit acute care unit…

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Manatee Rescued on Bokeelia Beach! November 7, 2014

I just got word one of my manatee buddies was rescued on Bokeelia Beach!  Ms. Denise Boyd of the Florida Fish and Wildlife explained that she thought the manatee might be suffering from red tide. Denise said, “It’s showing all the signs that it’s being affected by the toxin in red tide.” Boyd also said…

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Manatee and Calf Rescued in Allen Creek! September 3, 2014

  (Photo: Clearwater Marine Aquarium/FWC) Great news – I just learned that one of my manatee friends and her calf were rescued in Allen Creek, which is located within Clearwater, Florida. Kudos to both the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium! When over a dozen rescuers arrived at the…

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