Manatee rescued from drainpipe in Florida

The manatee has abrasions on its head, but staff from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium took the animal to a zoo in Tampa for further evaluation.

Matt Trapani

Sep 21, 2023, 8:03 PM

Updated 305 days ago

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Florida Fish and Wildlife coordinated the rescue of a manatee stuck in a drainpipe in Port Richey, Florida.
The manatee has abrasions on its head, but staff from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium took the animal to a zoo in Tampa for further evaluation.
Officials plan to release the manatee back into the wild as soon as it’s medically cleared.


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