Manatees Available for Adoption

Ariel the manatee ARIEL was just two weeks old when she was rescued with her mom Amanda. She lives at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, and she is a regular at the manatee education programs, often lifting her head out of the water to "smile" at the visitors.

Photo ©Patrick M. Rose,
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Betsy the manatee BETSY was named after Betsy Dearth, who was a ranger at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Betsy the manatee is very friendly and curious and is quick to investigate anything new. Ranger Dearth called her, "the inspector." Betsy currently lives at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Read more: Temporary new home for Betsy.

Photo ©William Garvin

   
Electra the manatee ELECTRA was rescued in 1998 after suffering trauma from a boat strike and entanglement in a crab trap. She is the smallest manatee living at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, and she is also the youngest. But in spite of her size, park staff say that Electra is spunky and likes to follow her own path.

Photo ©William Garvin

  LORELEI has been living at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park since 1994. She is very gentle and is often seen resting with the other manatees. However, she also likes to "work out" on occasion -- swimming from one end of the spring to the other.
Lorelei the manatee

Photo ©William Garvin

   
Rosie the manatee

ROSIE (MEMORIAL ADOPTION) was a favorite manatee who lived at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and passed away in 2015. Rosie was known for being gentle, kind, and maternal. Affectionately called “the matriarch,” by the park staff, she served as a surrogate mother to many orphaned or injured manatees who recuperated at the park.

Photo ©William Garvin

   


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