About Bam Bam

Gender: Male
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Bam Bam was found in the Grand Canal in Satellite Beach, Brevard County, as a male orphaned calf with cold stress on January 18, 2015. He was 145 centimeters long and weighed 174 pounds at his rescue. He was brought to SeaWorld to recuperate and then transferred to Cincinnati Zoo for continued care. He is now 244 centimeters long and 730 pounds. He was released in Berkeley Canal in Satellite Beach on March 7, 2018, and will be monitored by Sea To Shore Alliance.

  1. 05/01/2019 11:30 AM
    • BamBam was bottom resting throughout the visual. Three times, he woke up, socialized with a nearby manatee for a bit, relocated, then went back to resting. When he was resting his respirations were between 10 and 13 minutes apart.

  2. 03/26/2018 12:52 PM
    • Bam Bam was captured just south of the entrance to Sebastian River and transported to SeaWorld for cold stress treatment.

  3. 03/24/2018 10:50 AM
    • Bam Bam was alone again today. He stayed in a stationary position for much of the visual. His behavior was unknown other than a brief period of milling. Respiration rates were 1-3 minutes and cold stress lesions were observed. We are planning a health assessment on him as soon as possible.

  4. 03/17/2018 09:49 AM
    • Bam Bam was alone today just south of the Pineda Causeway Bridge. He milled and fed on bottom for the entire visual. Gas bubbles were noted at one point. This is the same area where he was seen feeding last week as well.

  5. 03/15/2018 12:04 PM
    • Bam Bam and 20 other animals were at the Eau Gallie River spillway, where water temperature was 20.5C.  Bam Bam’s face still looked very good--solid grey.  Also glad that he has found other animals.

  6. 03/13/2018 11:30 AM
    • Later this afternoon Bam Bam was observed in Indian River north of Pineda Cswy in Honeymoon Lake.  He was by himself, so he will be getting more visuals as temperatures drop this week.

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