Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership

Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership

On a national level, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium was formally invited to join the Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership to assist with the rehabilitation of manatees and lead out-of-state rescue efforts. We will be one of only three institutions outside of Florida to house manatees and will play an integral role in the growth of the program as well as providing guidance to US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Locally, we bolstered our community connections and forged a relationship with the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team to aid in our expanding rescue efforts. In 2016, our rescue efforts focused primarily on sea turtles, but we hope to expand our efforts in the coming year. PAART joined our convoy to release 25 sea turtles off the east coast of Florida. They were also instrumental in the transport of 15 Kemp's Ridley sea turtles to the PPG Aquarium last December where they underwent extensive care during their rehabilitation.

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