|Jacksonville zoo to build critical-care center for endangered manatees|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
Good news for Northeast Florida’s manatees: The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens plans to build a critical-care center designed just for the endangered aquatic mammals.
After the worst year on record for manatees, that’s an important development, said Katie Tripp, director of science and conservation at Save the Manatees.
“We’re very excited about it,” she said. “It’s filling a major gap.”
The center will be just the fourth in the state, and will save sick manatees — and their human rescuers — a long trip to SeaWorld in Orlando or even further to the zoo in Tampa.
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