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FWC rescues abandoned manatee calf found in Caloosahatchee River

A manatee calf was recently spotted swimming alone in the Caloosahatchee River.

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) was called by a concerned resident who lives in front of the water where the baby was seen.

After waiting a day to make sure the mother manatee was not nearby feeding, FWC crews rescued the calf with a hoop net.

The male calf was measured at 3.8 feet long. He was transported to Seaworld Orlando for rehabilitation, according to FWC.

In a facebook post, FWC reported the baby is starting to gain weight and is doing very well.

Watch the video of the rescue here.

The post FWC rescues abandoned manatee calf found in Caloosahatchee River appeared first on NBC2 News.

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