- Manatee have no natural predators and are naturally
curious, trusting animals.
- Adult Manatees are typically
10-12 feet long, and weigh up to 2,000 pounds.
Manatees are typically 50-70 pounds and about 3-4 Feet in length.
- Manatees have been weighed in as much as 3,500 pounds.
- Manatees are the source of the mermaid legend.
generally swim about 2-3 miles per hour, but can reach speeds up to 17 miles per hour.
- Manatees and herbivores (vegetarians) and eat up to 10% of their body weight daily.
- Manatees life span can be as long as 50-60 years
- Manatees generally breath every 3-5 minutes, but can stay submerged, when
sleeping for about 10 minutes.
- There are approximately
6,000 Florida Manatees in the wild today.
- The manatee's
closest relative is the elephant and they have many similarities.
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