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Florida Manatee

 

This huge creature is powered 100% by plants. If you invited a manatee out to lunch it would definitely order a salad, and an enormous one at that. That’s because these herbivores can eat more than 100 lb. (45 kg.) of plants each day. Unfortunately, these gentle creatures are often hurt by preventable problems and Sea World has had to rescue nearly 500 endangered manatees. Some lost flippers when entangled in super strong fishing line and other slow-moving manatees were hit by fast-moving boats. Don’t miss the boat when it comes to saving manatees – slow down and watch for wildlife! Other things help too, like cleaning up waterways and recycling fishing lines.