Florida Manatee Sets Record For Oldest Ever In Captivity

One manatee at a Florida museum is enjoying his birthday in a special way – by getting his name in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Snooty is a 68-year old-manatee – yes, you read that right – who was brought to the South Florida Museum in Bradenton when he was just 11-months-old back in 1949.

Previously, the oldest manatee in Florida that was documented was 59 years of age followed by the next oldest being 48.

Snooty lives in a 60,000 gallon tank at the museum with two other manatees. Officials say he spends more time around the humans who come to see him than with the other sea cows.

Most manatees who live in the wild don’t reach the age of 10 based on a variety of issues, such as algae blooms and boat strikes.

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