Florida Manatee Returns Home

Abigail is the 14th manatee to be rehabilitated at the Cincinnati Zoo

 UnknownCINCINNATI (October 6, 2015) – Florida manatee “Abigail,” who came to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in 2013 to be rehabilitated after suffering cold stress in the Indian River system, has returned to her home state in good health. On Friday, October 2, Zoo veterinarian Dr. Mark Campbell and manatee keeper Megan O’Keefe accompanied the manatee on her…

Sea-Cow Shuffle at the Cincinnati Zoo


CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden animal care staff has been quite busy the last 48 hours – moving nine manatees, between six institutions. The Sea Cow Shuffle began on Tuesday, November 2, when the Zoo transported two manatees – “CC Baby” and “Turner” – by truck to Rickenbacker International Airport, in Columbus, Ohio, where they met three manatees from the Columbus Zoo, and together, flew to Orlando, Florida to prepare for release back to the wild.

Cincinnati Zoo Welcomes Back Manatees


Two New Manatees Scheduled to be on Display Thursday, April 1

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to welcome two manatees to their new home at Otto M. Budig Family Foundation Manatee Springs! The Zoo’s first-ever female manatees, “Turner” and “CC Baby,” will arrive at the Zoo late Wednesday evening, March 31.  Zoo staff will escort the pair back to Cincinnati from their current home at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. After settling in to their new…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Manatee Returned to the Wild


CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 1,400 pound Florida manatee, Slip, was released into the clear, warm waters of Blue Spring State Park in Florida, Monday, February 15.  Slip called the Cincinnati Zoo home from August 2005 to October 2009, before he was moved to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. After four months of pre-release conditioning and evaluation, he returned to the wild with over 140 other manatees lingering in the Florida waters. (Video of the Release Available)