Success got her name because she was Sweetgums’ first “successful” calf. Success was last seen February 24, 2000, and likely passed away sometime that year.
Affectionately called “The Matriarch” by the park staff, Rosie acted as a surrogate mother to many injured and orphaned manatees. She passed away in 2015.
Lorelei was the first manatee born and raised under human care in Florida. Lorelei passed away peacefully on April 23, 2018.
Rescued in 1998, park staff said that Electra was spunky and liked to follow her own path despite her injuries. She passed away in August 2020.
Ilya famously traveled to Cape Cod, Massachusetts in 2009. He passed away in July 2018 in the Florida Keys due to fatal injuries from a watercraft collision.
Georgia was a favorite at Blue Spring State Park who passed away in 2015. She was a wonderful, caring mother for her own calves and also for orphans in need.
After suffering a boat hit in 2015, Lesley needed several surgeries and nearly three years in rehabilitation to recover. She passed away in February 2023.
Zelda has been sighted in recent years in the Florida Keys. She was given her name because the scar on her back reminded researchers of the letter “Z.”
Whiskers is the son of Dana, a former Blue Spring adoptee. She introduced him to Blue Spring in 1996, and he has been visiting the park ever since that time.