Manatee

By E.M

Description

  • Some manatees are shy and some aren't
  • Manatees can be up to 13 feet (4.0m) long
  • There are three species of manatees the Amazonian, the West African, and the West Indian manatee
  • Some manatees can weigh up to 1,300 pounds (590 kg) and have paddle like flippers

Food chain and habitat

  • Manatees are mostly herbivorous marine animals
  • Some manatees live in Florida, the Amazon,West India or in tropical and subtropical waters

Adaptation


  • Manatees are one of the largest aquatic mammals in the world
  • They have adopted greatly to their surroundings over time including changes in coloring and migration
  • Some manatees migrate in Winter, Spring, and Fall
  • Manatees mostly migrate to where their family was born


Reasons for endangerment & critical information


  • The reason manatees are endangered is because they're getting hit by speed boats
  • Manatees are also endangered is be cause some of their habitats are being destroyed from littering and pollution