ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) - An endangered manatee is getting a second chance at life. Workers from Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo released "Shorely" into the waters off St. Petersburg this morning.
The 765-pound female was rescued back in April near Indian Shores after suffering from the effects of red tide. Zoo workers have been caring for her since then.
They determined she is now strong and ready to return to Florida waters, clearing the way for Wednesday's release.