Two male manatees have joined Manatee County’s famed manatee, Snooty, at the South Florida Museum.
The museum welcomed Longo and Cheeno from the Lowry Park Zoo, where they had been treated and rehabilitated for cold stress Feb. 28.
Longo was rescued in January 2012 off Longboat Key. He currently weighs 675 pounds and is 7 feet, 3 inches long. Cheeno was rescued in February 2012 in the Caloosahatchee River. He currently weighs 465 pounds and is 6 feet, 7 inches long.
“Snooty is happy to welcome both Longo and Cheeno into his home here at the South Florida Museum,” said East County resident and museum Executive Director Brynne Anne Besio. “We are happy to be a safe place for them to grow a bit more before their release next winter.”
One of the museum’s manatee-care staff members, Aarin Allen, participated in Longo’s rescue last year.
Manatee fans can check on Snooty and the new manatees by using the museum’s “Snooty Cam” at southfloridamuseum.org/theaquarium/snootycam.aspx.
Currently 0 Responses
9 Early Fall Gently Used Book Sale
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
17 Women's Council of Realtors Fashion Show
27 Health & Wellness Expo
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
27 Health & Wellness Expo-LWR
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
PHOTO GALLERY: Jen's MarketPlace farmer's market
Aug. 30, after a three-year hiatus the Lakewood Ranch farmer's market returned to Main Street, with about 22 vendors and a new name — Jen's MarketPlace.
PHOTO GALLERY: Operation Pet Rescue
Animal lovers converged Aug. 30 on Lakewood Ranch Main Street for Operation Pet Rescue. Participants visited booths run by the Humane Society of Lakewood Ranch volunteers, for stamps. Proceeds from the raffle benefited the East County rescue.
FYI Friday — Your Weekly news roundup
Catch up on the week's most important and most interesting news stories from Sarasota, Longboat Key and East County with FYI Friday.