Manatee scars

Manatee scars

Manatees acquire scars and mutilations on various parts of their bodies. This coupled with the fact that they have a large, round body shape means it often takes more than one image to document all distinct features on an animal.


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FWC Facts:
After reaching sexual maturity at 4-7 years, female manatees give birth to an average of one calf every 2-3 years. The calf stays with its mother for up to 2 years.

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