Wanted Manatees

Sam Bly

Scientific Name: Trichechus

Manatees are large fully aquatic mammals that are strictly herbivores. They are also referred to as sea cows. Manatees are a grayish color and can weight up to 1,300 pounds and 13 feet long. They have a large paddle like fin and two small fins on the side of their bodies.
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The Manatee is not really preyed upon by an animal except for humans. Humans don't intentionally kill manatees, manatees are killed by humans by being hit with watercraft and with pollution that can destroy their habitats. Manatees are considered endangered because there are only about 4,000 manatees left in the Caribbean area.
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