Adopt a Manatee

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Resident Florida manatee Buffett is one of the most charismatic animals at Mote! He's one of the only manatees in the world trained to participate in voluntary, detailed behavioral research designed to aid manatee conservation. He has helped us to learn about manatee senses (like hearing, vision, and touch), along with manatee physiology, body temperature and more. What we learn from Buffett can help natural resource managers better protect manatee populations. 

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Quick and Easy!

  • Digital Adoption Certificate
  • Photo of the animal with fact sheet
Items included in E-Pal package




Includes E-Pal Package Gifts Plus More!

  • Adopt-an-Animal window cling
  • Letter from animal's caregiver
  • Plush animal
Items included in Buddy package

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