Recently, SeaWorld, DHL Express, and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium joined forces to help four rescued manatees on their journey to rehabilitation. The juvenile manatees – Lizzo, Cardi-Tee, MaryKate, and Ashley – were transported from SeaWorld’s Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Orlando to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio where they began the next phase of their rehabilitation. DHL Express donated its transportation network for this important species survival effort.
Since 1976, SeaWorld has helped ill, orphaned, and injured manatees, rescuing, and rehabilitating 1,300 animals to date. SeaWorld’s five-acre Rescue Center in Orlando has the capacity to care for up to 40 manatees at a time – one of the largest spaces available – and its facilities have a wide range of critical care amenities including lifting floors, top-of-the-line therapeutic and diagnostic equipment, and expert veterinary staff. SeaWorld veterinarians were also the first to put a cast on an injured manatee.
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