Manatee Rescued in Southwest Florida

Wildlife officials say crews have rescued a 1,000-pound male manatee in southwest Florida.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the five-day effort came to a successful conclusion Tuesday. The manatee had been suffering from a severe lung injury in a lake at a south Lee County development.

The News-Press reports that the manatee will be taken to the Tampa zoo for rehabilitation.

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