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Manatees are often referred to as “seacows” due to their peaceful existence, lazily grazing on sea grass. Though harmless, these manatees are often in danger of being injured by motorboats and other forms of watercraft.
After a three-year rehabilitation in Portugal, a juvenile endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtle nicknamed Johnny Vasco de Gama was returned to familiar waters in the Gulf of Mexico.
One year later, Americaâ€™s leading zoos and aquariums are continuing rehabilitation and research efforts to help wildlife impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
DENVER, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- For times of wildlife health emergencies, Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) established the Betty White Wildlife Rapid Response Fund to give wildlife researchers timely monetary aid to respond to unexpected events, such as natural disasters and emerging diseases, that result in the immediate need for animal health research.
Back in 1902, a scientist examining the smooth, grapefruit-size brain of a manatee remarked that the organ's unwrinkled surface resembled that of the brain of an idiot. Researchers now contend that is not the case.
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