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Manatee "Jilola" Goes Home

Feb 09, 2017

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"Jilola" was rescued from Jim Long Lake, which is where her name comes from. After being found as a young calf with cold stress injuries, she was brought to the Zoo to receive critical care. Watch this video from our manatee care team to learn more:



Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo participates in a number of manatee rescues, rehabilitation and relocations. To date, the Zoo has cared for more than 400 wild manatees, treating illness and injuries related to boat strikes, cold stress, entanglement and red tide exposure.

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  • Zoo
  • Rehabilitation
  • release
  • conservation
  • Manatee Hospital
  • Manatee
  • Tampa Bay City Pass
  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums
  • affiliate4

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is operated by the Lowry Park Zoological Society, an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to excellence in education, conservation and research. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is featured among the “Top 25 Zoos in the U.S” by TripAdvisor (2015) and “10 Best Zoos in the U.S.” by Trekaroo (2015). The Zoo is located at 1101 W. Sligh Avenue in Tampa, one mile west of I-275 (exit 48) and is open seven days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

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