Oldest living manatee in captivity, Snooty, dies at age 69

Grab your tissues, folks. A 1,300-pound manatee named Snooty recently passed away after celebrating his 69th birthday. In the wild, manatees are fortunate to live into their teens, which is why the elder marine mammal was beloved by so many. According to the South Florida Museum, Snooty’s death was accidental and that the circumstances are being investigated.

 

Snooty was born in captivity in 1948 — before laws were passed to protect marine wildlife. Every year, a party was…

from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/oldest-living-manatee-in-captivity-snooty-dies-at-age-69
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