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Manatee Information

  • 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.
  • Newborn 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.
  • Manatees 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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