Manatee Critical After Boat Accident


On Saturday, September 5th, The Lee County Sheriff and Florida Fish and Wildlife rescued a full grown manatee after it was struck by a boat not too far from Snug Harbor restaurant.

The 1,000 pound manatee is now at Zoo Tampa being rehabilitated where it’s in critical condition.

Kim interviewed Animal Care Manager Molly Lippincott from Zoo Tampa to get all the details on the injuries to the manatee, whether it will survive and how long it might take. She also got a lot of great information from Molly about Zoo Tampa.

Listen to Kim’s interview with Molly HERE or press play in the player below and check out Zoo Tampa online at



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