MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After a few months of rest and rehab at the Miami Seaquarium, Commandyr the manatee is going home.READ MORE: Possible Motive Revealed In Miramar Murder Of 18-Year-Old Dwight 'DJ' Grant
Commandyr was found floating November 11th, 2017 at Buttonwood Sound in Key Largo. He extremely thin with a number boat strike marks on his back.
The Seaquarium said Commandyr came in as a buoyant animal with an old fractured rib and parasites. After receiving medical treatment for almost three months, he was deemed ready to return to the wild.READ MORE: Researchers Find Antibiotics Can Be A First-Line Treatment For Many Patients Facing Appendectomy
He can now swim well at all levels and weighs about 1000 lbs.
Tuesday morning he was loaded onto a truck for a trip to the Calusa Campground in Key Largo where he’ll be released.MORE NEWS: ‘A Little Light’: Broward & Miami-Dade Supervisors Of Elections Say Early Voting Off To Slow Start
As part of the Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership, the Miami Seaquarium is an acute care rehabilitation facility that provides life-saving medical care to rescued manatees.