ORLANDO, Fla. - SeaWorld Orlando has released Chessie the manatee back into the wild.
They said that Chessie came to them for rehabilitation after he was found floating abnormally. It appeared that he was emaciated and they found pneumonia in his right lung.
The severe pneumonia reportedly did not respond to injectable medicine. So, for the first time ever, Seaworld had to use a nebulizer – a sort of breathing treatment – to distribute antibiotics directly to Chessie's lungs.
Thankfully, this worked and was released back into the wild at North Palm Beach on Tuesday.
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