by Rikki Niblett on September 6, 2012
The event is designed to help dismiss falsehoods about these endangered marine mammals and offer ways to help better protect them. There are only 5000 of them found in Florida, making them an endangered species in the state. The pavilion serves as a rehabilitation site for rescued manatees while they learn how to be able to interact back out in the wild. Currently there are two of these creatures that can be found in the pavilion. They are named Lou and Vail and they were injured during separate watercraft strikes.
The activities will allow guests to experience special activities that are designed to help discover the reality behind the myths of these beautiful animals, along with how they can help protect manatees themselves.
The activities will be included in park admission.