COLUMBUS (CBSMiami/AP) — Two orphan manatees, originally rescued in Florida, continue on the road to recovery after being moved to a zoo in Columbus, Ohio.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said the male calves, which began their rehabilitation at the Miami Seaquarium, arrived in Ohio this week and eventually will be returned to Florida waters.READ MORE: Seminoles Suspend Sports Betting After Court Rulings
Bananatee, the larger of the two, is 225 pounds. He was found in the Indian Creek waterway near Miami last July.READ MORE: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
The zoo said the other calf, 185-pound Tostone, was rescued in February from the Lake Worth Lagoon in Riviera Beach and showed signs of cold stress.
The Columbus Zoo has been part of a manatee rehabilitation partnership for 20 years. It currently has three other manatees in its care.MORE NEWS: Sharp Increase In Hospitalized Children With Covid Investigated In South Africa
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