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ABOUT MANATEES

Some Manatee Facts

  • Average Manatee 10ft long and weighing 800 - 1200 lbs
  • They have been known to reach 13 ft long and weigh up to 3500 lbs
  • When they are born, they're 3-4 ft long and weighing 60-70 lbs
  • Manatees are herbivores plant eating animals
  • Manatee replace worn teeth throughout their lifetime

  • Manatees have fairly good vision and can distinguish colors
  • Manatee cannot survive in water temperatures less than 68 degree's (20 Celsius)
  • Manatees spend 6 - 8 hours a day eating up to 10% of their body weight
  • Manatees surface for air every 3 - 5 minutes
  • Manatee do not form permanent bonds when breeding
  • When reastin, Manatees can stay submerged for 20 minutes