Did You Know These Facts About Manatees?

Опубликовано 19 января 2018, 23:03
Manatees are often referred to as the gentle giant of the ocean. There are three species of manatees found in the world: the West African, the Amazonian, and the West Indian. Thanks to conservation efforts, the West Indian manatee was removed from the endangered species list in 2017. Manatees can reach up to 13 feet long and can weigh up to 3,500 pounds. They're herbivores with a plant matter diet and their favorite thing to eat is sea grass. They have four rows of teeth which include 24 to 32 teeth in total. While they're capable of moving up to 20 miles per hour if needed, manatees prefer a much slower pace of a couple of miles per hour. And when they go under water, they can hold their breaths for up to 20 minutes.

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