Adopt-A-Manatee®

Lesley

Lesley

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.

Electra

Electra

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

Ilya

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.

Lorelei

Lorelei

Lorelei was the first manatee born and raised under human care in Florida. Lorelei passed away peacefully on April 23, 2018.

Robin

Robin

Researchers know Robin was born on April 15, 1980, since his mother was being monitored at the time of his birth. Robin was last seen in February 2016.

Rosie

Rosie

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.

Georgia

Georgia

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.

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Elaine

Elaine had her first calf at age 5 in 1990, and got into her fair share of mischief at Blue Spring State Park! Elaine was last seen in 2013.

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Squeaky

Squeaky was born at Blue Spring on June 13, 2011. Due to her young age and small markings when she was added to the program, we have lost track of her.

Success

Success

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.