Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Injured manatee - caution

Below is a picture of an injured manatee that is recuperating at the Manatee Hospital at Lowry Park zoo. There were 2 injured manatees floating in this pool. Both had deep cuts to their backs. The update board said both had broken ribs and injured lungs which keeps them from being able to stay under water which is why they were both floating on top. It also stated that with a long rest period and no infections they should both be okay and eventually be released back in the wild. This is from someone going to fast in their boat through a no wake or slow wake zone. I won't get on my soapbox about this here. The pictures below speak for themselves. They weren't the only injured ones there, just ones I could get upclose pictures of (and summer hasn't even started yet).

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