About BamBam

Gender: Male
Current Tag Id: 177777

BamBam was first rescued as an orphaned calf with cold stress from the Grand Canal in Satellite Beach, Brevard County, Florida on January 18, 2015. He was 145 centimeters long and weighed 174 pounds at the time of his rescue. He was brought to SeaWorld of Florida to recover and then was transferred to Cincinnati Zoo for continued care. He was first released in the Berkeley Canal, Satellite Beach, Florida on March 7, 2018, but was rescued again March 26, 2018 due to cold stress. BamBam returned to SeaWorld of Florida to recover. He was released again on March 7, 2019 into Indian River located near Port St. John, Brevard County, Florida and will be monitored by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute. At the time of his release, he was 259 centimeters in length and weighed 865 pounds.

  1. 03/11/2019 03:25 PM
    • BamBam was first seen milling near the shoreline of a peninsula in the Indian River. He meandered over to an area where dolphins and birds were hunting. After checking out that activity, he moved further from shore and began traveling north. He maintained this course for the duration of the observation
  2. 03/07/2019 02:30 PM
    • A few hours after release, BamBam was seen milling not far from his release location. He eventually made his way over to a few groups of cavorting and mating manatees. He circled a few times then moved away. He approached the group a second time, then moved away again. Later he was seen much closer to the warm water discharge.

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