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Manatee Appreciation Day Takes Place Wednesday to Honor Threatened Animal

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    Manatee Appreciation Day Taking Place Wednesday

    The annual event highlights the 3,200 manatees living in the United States, who spend most of their winter months in Florida

    (Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018)

    What to Know

    • The last Wednesday each March is designated as Manatee Appreciation Day, honoring the calm animal that makes Florida its winter home.

    • Currently, there are around 3,200 manatees living in the United States – a group of calm herbivores that do not have a known natural enemy.

    If you are a lover of manatees, Wednesday is a special day for you!

    The last Wednesday each March is designated as Manatee Appreciation Day, honoring the calm animal that makes Florida its home during the winter months each year.

    Currently, there are around 3,200 manatees living in the United States – a group of calm herbivores that do not have a known natural enemy and spend most of their time eating, sleeping and traveling.

    Known to make their home in slow rivers, canals as well as coastal areas and locations near warm water, the species comes south during the colder months and moves north and west during the summertime.

    Diver Tries to Help Manatee Stuck in Life Jacket

    [MI] Diver Tries to Help Manatee Stuck in Life Jacket

    A diver tries to help a manatee stuck in a life jacket in Fort Lauderdale.

    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018)

    For more information on how you can help save the species that was moved from endangered to threatened in 2017, click on this link.

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