Miami Seaquarium rescue team released two manatees back into the wild

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An adult female manatee, named ‘Kangaroo,’ was rescued in February along with her male calf ‘Joey.’

Friday, July 17th 2020, 7:28 AM EDT by Erin O’Brien

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Friday, July 17th 2020, 7:30 AM EDT

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MIAMI, Fla. – The Miami Seaquarium has been closed to guests during the coronavirus pandemic, but their rescue team has been hard at work rehabilitating a female manatee and her calf.

An adult female manatee, named ‘Kangaroo,’ was rescued in February along with her male calf ‘Joey.’

Kangaroo’s front flippers were severely entangled in fishing line which caused her to break two bones in two different places.

Because Joey was still a dependent calf at the time, he had to be rescued as well even though he was not injured.

After several surgeries, Kangaroo made a full recovery and her front flippers are now fully functional.

Kangaroo and Joey were both released back into Florida waters by the rescue team at the Miami Seaquarium.

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