Lost Manatee Rescued In Mass. Dies On Trip To Fla.

By: AP
By: AP

An animal welfare official says a wayward manatee that was rescued from cold Cape Cod waters died on the way home to Florida.

Chris Cutter of the International Fund for Animal Welfare says the juvenile male manatee died Sunday outside Orlando. The cause of death will be investigated.

The animal wandered into a harbor near Dennis, Mass. Wildlife officials who feared for his health in the chilly water decided to pull him out Saturday.

Manatees are normally found off Florida and Georgia and stop feeding if they get too cold.

© 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 30887294 - wibw.com/a?a=30887294
Gray Television, Inc.