manatee http://wvxu.org en Manatee finds new home http://wvxu.org/post/manatee-finds-new-home <p>A young, female manatee named "Woodstock" is the newest addition to the <a href="http://cincinnatizoo.org/" target="_blank">Cincinnati Zoo</a>. The 900-pound, two-year-old arrived Friday from the Columbus Zoo.</p><p>Though born in the wild, Woodstock was rescued along with her mother off the Southwest coast of Florida in 2011. Both were victims of cold-stress (prolonged exposure to low temperatures), and while Woodstock survived, her mother did not.</p><p>Woodstock is making her new home in the Zoo's Manatee Springs exhibit where she'll be a companion for the Zoo's other female, Betsy.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:49:27 +0000 Tana Weingartner 7958 at http://wvxu.org Manatee finds new home This Cincinnati Zoo manatee is going home http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-zoo-manatee-going-home <p>Wooten is saying goodbye to the Cincinnati Zoo. The 630-pound manatee will soon be headed to his native Florida. Next month he'll return to the wild as part of the U.S. Fish &amp; Wildlife Service's Manatee Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release Program. Wooten has been at the Cincinnati Zoo for the last two years.</p><p>See a video of Wooten <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDzDqdSxVDQ&amp;feature=youtu.be">here</a>.</p><p>Last year another zoo manatee, Illusion, was released. The Cincinnati Zoo still has one manatee. Right now there are no plans for Betsy to leave.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 18:15:32 +0000 Ann Thompson 5076 at http://wvxu.org This Cincinnati Zoo manatee is going home