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Celebrating the Lives of Iconic Zoo Animals

This year some of the oldest animals in the world closed their eyes for the last time. It shows that animals in zoological care can live longer because of the care they...

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New Manatee Rehabilitation Center Now Open at Jacksonville Zoo

Featured photo by Jacksonville Zoo Back in February, the Jacksonville Zoo completed and opened their brand-new Manatee Critical Care Center, which serves as temporary...

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Seeing Double: Florida Manatee Has Twin Calves

Video screenshot/ Karl Nelson A manatee in southwest Florida waters gave birth to a rare set of twins in mid April. The mother’s identity was confirmed by Mote...

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SeaWorld Provides New Glimpse Into Manatee Rehab

SeaWorld has recently added a larger focus on their wildly successful rescue and rehabilitation programs.  A new plan has been put in motion to turn the parks...

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We Appreciate Manatees!

Photos by Chris Shuck Today is Manatee appreciation day, and what better way to appreciate them than highlight them here at Zoo Nation. From myth to conservation,...

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SeaWorld Returns Manatee To Southern Waters After Rehabilitation

The SeaWorld Animal Rescue Team bid farewell to a rescued manatee on Thursday as he was released to the warm Florida waterways after a lengthy rehabilitation. The male...

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Moving On Up: Florida Manatee Population In Recovery

Big news from Florida: Officials from the The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are proposing a change in the current conservation status of the Florida manatee, a known...

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Endangered Species Act Reclassification Expected for the Florida Manatee

The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it is pursuing a status downgrade for the Florida manatee from endangered to threatened. This still provides manatees...

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Breaking: SeaWorld Rescues Stranded Manatee in South Carolina River

Orlando: This past week, the SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Team traveled to Charleston, S.C. alongside the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the National Oceanic and...