MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s back to the wild for a couple of South Florida manatees.
CBS4 cameras were there for “Kangaroo” and her calf “Joey,” and the folks at the Miami Seaquarium who nursed them back to health.READ MORE: Family, Friends Gathered To Remember Erika Verdecia, Convicted Killer Charged In Her Murder
On Wednesday, about a dozen employees helped move the manatees from their water tank to an awaiting box truck, where they were then loaded.READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
It was a big day at the Miami Seaquarium, even though it is closed to the public until further notice due to the pandemic.
The manatees were rescued in February, near Key Largo, tangled in a fishing line, and were rehabilitated over these many months.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida
Both were released back into the waters off the Florida Keys and were cheered on by Seaquarium staff as they began to swim away.