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SeaWorld releases rescued manatee back into Florida waters


October 23, 2019

OAK HILL, Fla. (AP) — A manatee named Bingley has been released back into Florida waters after treatment of an injury.

The manatee was found injured in May by the Florida Wildlife Commission and treated at SeaWorld's Marine Animal Rescue facility.

SeaWorld officials who released the 440-pound (200-kilogram) creature last week in Oak Hill, an Atlantic coastal community, say Bingley had been hit by a watercraft, damaging one of its lungs.

"He was floating high, which is a very abnormal for a manatee. He was unable to dive," said SeaWorld Orlando veterinarian Stacy DiRocco, adding the injure...

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