The Dugong

Endangered Species | James Issa

The Dugong

(Dugong Dugon)


Dugongs are one of the most unique species located all around the world. They are related to elephants and are similar to manatees because they look and behave like them. Dugongs are herbivorous mammals, and are 8-10 feet long, weighing as much as half of a ton.


They are often referred to as Sea Cows because their diet solely consists of Sea Grass.

Why are they Endangered?

Dugongs are most commonly located in the shallow warm water of the Indo-Pacific Ocean. They used to be threatened by people attempting to catch it, but now it has become illegal. However, they are still attacked by boats crashing into them, and fishing nets accidentally catching the Dugongs.
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Protect the Sea Cows!

With the help of Save our Species (SOS), and the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), a strategic protection program is being instituted that protects the habitat in the National Park which contains most of the world's Dugongs, 200 of them.
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