Homosassas Springs Journals

Manatee in May

A May 2004 trip to Homosassas Springs by lharri

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park Photo, More Photos
Quote: My very first encounter with manatee was at Homosassas Springs Wildlife State Park.

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park Photo,
I had been hoping to see a manatee when I visited for a few years before that spring in May of 2004. My husband and I had ventured out to many an attraction, boasting manatee viewing in their natural habitat. Luckily, this year my husband was looking on the Internet when he found information about Homosassas State Park. When we got there we found that there was a boat ride on the Homosassas River from the Visitor Center (where there is a small museum) to the West Entrance of the main park area (where the park animals live).  As boat rides go it was short but pleasant and it was an added bonus. As with many small boat rides, on rivers in Florida there is wildlife to be observed in their nat...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 27, 2006

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
4150 S. Suncoast Blvd.
Homosassa, Florida 34446
(352) 628-5343

SeaWorld Orlando


SeaWorld Orlando Photo, Orlando, Florida
This May we took a trip back to Seaworld. To my surprise they have a Manatee Rescue Program. They boast that the underwater viewing area was named the best zoological exhibit in the country by the American Zoological Association (AZA). All of these animals have been rescued by Seaworld's Animal Rescue team and those that recover well enough will be returned to their natural habitat.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 31, 2006

SeaWorld Orlando
7007 Sea World Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821
(888) 800-5447

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