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Rescued manatee to be released into the wild Monday

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The Cincinnati Zoo will release a rescued manatee back into the wild Monday.

Wooten was rescued from Florida's Orange River as an orphaned calf in November of 2010. Wooten is part of the US Fish & Wildlife Service's Manatee Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release Program. Wooten is the 11th manatee that has been rehabbed and released from the Cincinnati Zoo as part of the program.

The manatee will be released near where he was rescued, with hopes that he will have some recollection of the area.

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