What day is it?


It's true. There is a day where you can kick your cats up the bum and flush your fish down the toilet, for today is all about manatees! (Please do not do either of these things!)
What do you think of my manatees drinking tea?
Anyway, here are a few facts about the lovely creatures to get you through the day!

Manatees are herbivores and live off of sea grass, mangrove leaves and algae.

Manatees breathe air and can hold their breath under water for 20 minutes.

Sirenians (Manatees and Dugongs) are most closely related to Elephants and evolved from the same land mammals.

Manatees continuously replace their teeth throughout their lives. (No trips to the dentist!)

Although Manatees have very small brains in comparison to the size of their bodies, they are able to learn basic tasks, like dolphins (only slower.)

And just in case that wasn't enough for you; here's a buzzfeed list full of cute photos! 

You Might Also Like