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National Briefing / MASSACHUSETTS

Manatee doesn't make it home

October 13, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

An animal welfare advocate says a wayward manatee rescued from Cape Cod waters died on the way to Florida.

Chris Cutter of the International Fund for Animal Welfare says the juvenile male died outside Orlando. The cause of death will be investigated.

The animal wandered into a harbor near Dennis, Mass. Wildlife officials who feared for his health in the chilly water decided to pull him out Saturday.

Manatees, normally found off Florida and Georgia, stop eating if they get too cold.

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