Sadly, all three species of manatee are listed on the IUCN red list as either vulnerable or endangered. The primary cause of the population decline for manatees is habitat destruction. They also collide with propeller-driven boats, and ingest fishing gear such as hooks, metal weights, and so on. The American manatee population is considered to be stable, but the Amazonian and Caribbean populations are declining.
Sometimes colloquially known as sea cows, manatees are large marine mammals that can be found in shallow coastal areas and rivers of the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, the Amazon Basin, and West Africa. Their nickname is apt, as they both herbivorous and incredibly docile.
Scientific Name: Genus Trichechus
Characteristics: Manatees are completely aquatic mammals, meaning they must surface for air since they spend their entire lives in the water. Learn more interesting facts with our immaculately sculpted manatee figurine!
Size and Color: 6 inches long and 2 inches tall, this statuette is a touch larger than a soda can resting on its sides. All manatees are slate gray, and sometimes have white or black speckles throughout their body.
The Manatee is part of the Wild Safari® Sea Life collection.
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