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Manatee Man, Jamal Galves, rescues baby manatee

Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020. 9:01 am CST.

By BBN Staff: Conservationist Jamal Galves rescued a baby manatee on Monday.

Galves is an Associate Research Biologist from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute.

Galves rescued a male orphan manatee calf that is estimated to be two to four weeks old.

Manatee calves are known to nurse from their mother for one to two years and would not have survived on its own.

Galves is also the coordinator of the manatee project. He has received numerous awards for his work in Belize.

The baby manatee was taken to Wildtracks in Belize for rehabilitation.




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