Adopt a Manatee

Manatee Photo

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
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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