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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After a few months of rest and rehab at the Miami Seaquarium, Commandyr the manatee is going home.

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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.

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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.

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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.