Manatee Released Back into Wild
Published October 26th, 2012
He was named Bolt because of the lightning shaped scar on his back.
That could also describe how quickly a rescued manatee swam away once he returned to his home.
The eleven-hundred pound manatee was released back into the Suwannee river Thursday at Bob Anderson's boat ramp in Fanning Springs.
Bolt's return home was coordinated by Sea World's animal rescue team and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
The mammal had been spotted in February by staff with a watercraft injury.
Bolt spent eight months in rehab.
Sixty pounds later, he was ready to leave his pool.
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