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Meet the Cincinnati Zoo's orphaned manatee Daphne

Posted: 4:10 PM, Feb 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-09 16:10:50-05
Daphne the manatee

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has a temporary guest and she's adorable.

Daphne is a nearly two-year-old orphaned manatee that was rescued from Florida after her mother was struck by a boat and killed, the zoo said.

The Cincinnati Zoo is just one of two zoos outside of Florida that participate in the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s Manatee Rescue & Rehab Partnership.

Daphne, along with four other orphaned manatees that the Cincinnati Zoo is caring for, will be released back into the wild when she is strong enough.