Columbus Zoo welcomes four rescues, says goodbye to rehabilitated resident

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Columbus Zoo welcomes four new rescues as one rehabilitated manatee makes his way to Florida.

Two of the new arrivals, Millennium and Falcon, are twins who were orphaned after their mother died from boat-related injuries in Florida. Each weighs just over 100 lbs, making them the smallest manatees the Columbus Zoo has seen.

Manatee Coast also welcomes Jedi, an orphan rescued in March and Junebug, rescued in June 2015.

Longtime resident Cadbury is making his way to the Miami Seaquarium’ s care after success at the Columbus Zoo. Cadbury is expected to be released into Key Largo waters, where he was found, in January 2017.

With more manatee mouths to feed, the Columbus Zoo is dedicating it’s annual Giving Tuesday campaign to the baby manatees. For more information you can visit the Columbus Zoo website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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