With Sad Rat and Sad Panda making us all so sad, it's nice to have Happy Manatee around. Ilya was rescued from the cold clutches of New Jersey earlier this week, and flown down to the more manatee-friendly state of Florida yesterday. The NY Post reports that he is expected to make a full recovery, and a rep at the US Fish and Wildlife Service confirms: "He is safely home in Florida, and currently in a nice pool at the Miami Seaquarium."
Vets say he only suffered minor "cold stress complications," and since being rescued the 10-foot-long sea cow is said to have eaten $300 worth of lettuce, which helped him regain his strength. He'll keep residence at the Seaquarium until healthy enough to be released into the waters off southeast Florida.