SeaWorld to double size of its critical care space for manatees

ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld Orlando said it will double the size of its critical care space for manatees.

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This comes as manatees continue to die in record numbers across the state.

Last year, more manatees died in Florida than ever before.

READ: 55 tons of lettuce fed to Florida’s starving manatees

SeaWorld said it’s adding 200,000 gallons of water and a new critical care lift floor to its existing pool to help care for the sea cows.

With the new plans, SeaWorld will have the largest manatee care facility in the United States.

READ: SeaWorld teams up with Georgia Aquarium to save two orphaned manatees

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.