Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3:49 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Manatee finds new home

A young, female manatee named "Woodstock" is the newest addition to the Cincinnati Zoo. The 900-pound, two-year-old arrived Friday from the Columbus Zoo.

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.

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.

In a release Zoo Director Thane Maynard says, "We are extremely proud to be part of this conservation program since 1999 and excited to welcome “Woodstock” to the Cincinnati Zoo.”