Manatee

Manatee
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Mammal
Genus
  Manatee

 
Status
  Varies by Species
Added by
  SkyeNicole - falcon
Date Updated
  Sat Dec 1 09:49:24 2012
Image Credit
  wiki/File:FL_fig04.jpg
Image Comment
  A West Indian Manatee
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Manatee Facts & Trivia for kids

  • Manatees are often called "sea cows" because they resample land cows and are slow and gentle.
  • Manatees are born underwater, they have to be lead up tot the surface to get their first breath.
  • Manatees use their flat and wide tails to move through the water.
  • The top swimming speed of a Manatee is about 15mph.
  • Manatees eat plants such as water grasses, weeds and algae.
  • Manatees can stay underwater for up to fifteen minutes without taking a breath.
  • The life span of a Manatee is about 40 years.
  • A group of Manatees is called a herd.
  • Adult Manatees can range in size from 400 to 1500 pounds.

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