Mote has two resident manatees, Hugh and Buffet, who are half-brothers. Hugh and Buffet are the only manatees trained in scientific research in the world! We’ve taught them how to do certain things at certain times — like touch a target with their noses when they hear a certain sound or see a certain thing. This helps us humans learn more about how well manatees see and hear and how we can help save them in the wild.
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- Digital Adoption Certificate
- Photo of the animal with fact sheet
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- Adopt-an-Animal window cling
- Letter from animal's caregiver
- Plush animal