Friday, August 03, 2012

Save The Manatee Club

Manatees are one of the animals that I receive much wisdom from. This is the Save the Manatee Club's site. They are selling calendars for 2013 full of manatee pictures. The proceeds go to manatee conservation.  

From the Website:

"In April, a manatee named Rita and her calf, Georgie, were released at Paradise Island in the Bahamas. They are wearing tracking gear, which will allow researchers to follow their movements. Learn more about Rita and Georgie and discover how the project will help manatees in the Bahamas. "
We recently received the sad news that Dana, one of the longtime adoptees in Save the Manatee Club’s Adopt-A-Manatee program, had died on July 14th after suffering injuries from a boat strike that occurred in the St. Johns River. Dana was rescued in early May near Palatka, Florida, by staff from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Jacksonville Zoo, Sea to Shore Alliance, and Palatka Police and Fire Departments. She was transported for medical treatment at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, where zoo staff discovered that she was also near-term pregnant. A week later, Dana had her calf, but unfortunately, the calf did not survive and was stillborn.
 Adopt a real manatee and help protect an endangered species at the same time. Funds from the Club’s Adopt-A-Manatee program go toward efforts to help protect manatees and their habitat.

Unlike other animal adoption programs, the manatees in our adoption programs are real, living manatees with known histories. You even have the opportunity of seeing your adopted manatee at one of three locations in Florida.

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