About Pippen

Gender: Male
Current Tag Id: 177775

Pippen was rescued as an orphan calf in Halifax Harbor, Volusia County, Florida on July 20,2016. He was 115 centimeters long and weighed 57 pounds at the time of his rescue. Pippin was transported to Sea World of Florida for care. He was transferred to Cincinnati Zoo & Biological Gardens for continued care and returned to Sea World of Florida for further rehabilitation He was released on January 13, 2022, at Blue Spring State Park in Volusia County. He was 240 centimeters long and weighed 690 pounds. He will be monitored by Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute.

  1. 01/13/2022 10:30 AM
    • Shortly after being released at BSSP, Pippen started swimming in tight circles. He kept pacing near the spring entrance until he traveled north in the river. He was found swimming quickly in circles along the shoreline for a while. A manatee came up to him and he took off traveling north away from it. He found a large vegetation mat to go under and his tag could be seen briefly popping up in different places under the vegetation. 

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