May 31, 2011

SeaWorld Orlando Releases Little Joe the Manatee in Lake Dexter

This afternoon, the SeaWorld animal care team released 1,515-pound Lil Joe the manatee into Lake Dexter in Astor, Fla. The SeaWorld team fitted Lil Joe with a tracking device before the release so that his health can be monitored.

Lil Joe was released into 
Lake Dexter where several other manatees already live and will help him get acclimated to his new environment. After the release,

Lil Joe was seen nibbling on nearby vegetation, which is a good sign. Here is a video of Little Joe's release:


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