Miami Seaquarium releases manatee injured in 2011 back into the wild

MIAMI - A young manatee rescued in South Florida was returned to the wild on Tuesday.

"Woodstock" left the Miami Seaquarium in a metal box and was released into the Gulf of Mexico near Fort Myers.

"Woodstock" weighed only 150 pounds when she was rescued in 2011.  Now, the eight foot mammal weighs more than 700 pounds.

The manatee was outfitted with a satellite tracking belt.  Biologists will monitor her movement for a year.

Courtesy: CNN Newsource

 


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