SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Team Cares for 800-Pound Pregnant Manatee

SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Team Cares for 800-Pound Pregnant Manatee

The SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Team is now caring for an 800-pound pregnant manatee that arrived yesterday on a U.S. Coast Guard plane from Connecticut.

The manatee, named Washburn, was picked up in Nantucket Sound, but manatees are not native to Massachusetts and the water is too cold for them to survive.

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Out and About: SeaWorld Orlando Opens New Manatee Rehabilitation Area to Guests

This week I had the opportunity to visit the Manatee Rehabilitation Area at SeaWorld Orlando on the first day it was open to guests, which happened to also be Manatee Appreciation Day.

Manatee Rehabilitation Area at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld has always been at the forefront of manatee rescue and rehabilitation, but now guests can actually see first hand what the SeaWorld Rescue team does.

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Enjoy the 2Oth Annual Enchanted Christmas at Back To Nature Wildlife Refuge on December 13, 2014

Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge Enchanted ChristmasBack to Nature Wildlife Refuge is fun to visit on a regular day, but once a year, they put on their festive best for their annual Enchanted Christmas event.

This year’s celebration takes place on Saturday, December 13, from 3pm to 8pm at their new location at 10525 Clapp Simms Duda Rd over by Lake Nona.

While there, you can enjoy the weekly farmer’s market, decorations, lights, a kids only holiday marketplace, as well as food and drink. The family can take photos with Santa from 4-6pm, and there’s even a raffle to win prizes.

All this and you can tour the facilities and meet all of the animals they are taking care of. A $5 donation per person is suggested for the tour, which helps Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge keep saving animals.

For more information, visit btnwildlife.org.

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