New Manatees Arrive at The Bishop for Rehabilitation

Coconut Telegraph

SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY SEP 28, 2019

Two new manatees — Felicia and Doscal — arrived at The Bishop’s Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat on Wednesday afternoon to gain weight and receive pre-release conditioning before their return to the wild. The manatees are expected to remain at The Bishop until winter 2021. Felicia is a female manatee about 7 feet long and 397 pounds. She was rescued from Ruskin Inlet on April 22 with her mother after her mother suffered a watercraft injury. Felicia’s mother did not survive. Doscal is a male manatee that is also about 7 feet long and weighs 347 pounds. He was an orphan who was found emaciated when he was rescued from the Orange River in Lee County on April 3.

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