Mystic Aquarium rehabilitates first manatee

MYSTIC, Conn. (WTNH) — The first manatee is now at Mystic Aquarium.

“The animal will remain in our care for approximately 1-2 weeks; until she is deemed stable enough for transport,” said Allison D. Tuttle, DVM, Diplomate ACZM, Mystic Aquarium’s Vice President of Biological Programs. “Upon that determination, she will be flown to a more permanent rehabilitation center in Florida to fully recuperate before ultimately being released back into coastal waters.”

On Friday, Mystic Aquarium’s animal rescue team admitted the 800 lbs Florida manatee.

The animal was rescued off of Cape Cod on Thursday.

She will be taken to a warmer climate once she is healthy enough.

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