Western Indian Manatee
Where oh where can my manatee be?
HOLY SEA COW!
These grey gentle giants have nostrils on their snout that close automatically when the submerge underwater! They also have tiny openings for ear canals are located a couple centimeters behind the eyes. Manatees are good at hearing low frequency sounds.
Manatees also have vibrassae (whiskers) that have their own nerve endings and blood supply! They also have good eye sight, they can see 10 ft underwater.
Just around the riverbend
We are Family
We're going to need a whole lot of plants!
Manatees have molars that replace themselves! When molars begin to wear down new ones grow in the back of the mouth and gradually move forward. This cycle will happen through out their whole life.
Oh the hue-manatee!
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