Thursday was an excitingly eventful day! We had 2 manatee releases. These two girls, Cameila and Junebug were both found as young orphans in SWFL. Cameila was nursed back to health at Lowry PZ and Homosassa’s rehab centers and released at a healthy 620lbs. Junebug was found at only 70lbs and sent to be cared for at the Columbus Zoo’s rehab center, spent some time at the Miami Seaquarium, and was sent on her way in Apollo Beach on Thursday afternoon at 950lbs! As always, it’s a huge team effort and we all get to share the feeling of exhaustion and bliss as we watch them swim off into their natural habitat.
TL;DR: I’m so thankful to work in a field driven by passion for the protection and conservation of the beautiful environment and all her inhabitants. #manatee#florida#protectandserve#justanotherdayatwork