About Percy

Gender: Female
Current Tag Id: 177775

Percy was rescued as a cold stressed orphaned calf from San Pablo River, Duval County, Florida on December 16, 2017. She was 195 centimeters long and weighed 331 pounds at the time of her rescue. She was transported to Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and soon after moved to SeaWorld of Florida for extensive treatment. She later returned to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for continued care. Percy was released into Indian River located near Port St. John, Brevard County, Florida on March 7, 2019 and will be monitored by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute. At the time of release, she was 244 centimeters long and 838 pounds.

  1. 03/08/2019 09:40 AM
    • Percy quickly left the warm water discharge on the previous day. She was observed milling in front of a boat ramp. She briefly interacted with two manatees passing by. She followed them north, many other manatees were traveling this same path. Percy stopped for a few minutes then began traveling with another manatee before she stopped again. She milled in this area for a time then started traveling with two different manatees. After 15 minutes she stopped and began milling again doing so until the end of the observation.

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