Typically, the manatees in this region travel south before the winter season but unfortunately, these ten manatees never made the trip.
The operation took place over three days. The rescued manatees were transported to Florida, where health assessments deemed nine manatees as releasable and one female as needing continued veterinary care for mild cold stress.
Preservation efforts like this help support the conservation of endangered and threatened species from Africa to South Carolina - and everywhere in between. And the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is honored to play an active role in these wildlife conservation efforts both locally and around the globe.
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