Manatees disappeared from the West Indies decades ago, but the world's first ever reintroduction programme for manatees began this week in Guadeloupe. Fifteen manatees are going to be imported from zoos around the world to a special protected habitat in Guadeloupe where it is hoped that they will reproduce.
The first two manatees have begun their journey... from Singapore.
There are 13 more manatees scheduled to come from other places. However, since they appear to be "zoo surplus" animals, there might not be any from Florida, since I think that just about all of them live in freedom there.
The article said that this first group was supposed to be manatees used to living in contact with humans. It is their offspring which might have the chance to go free.
(I think I read somewhere that there are 3 different species of manatee.)