How do manatees reproduce?

Answer The manatee is a large, gray aquatic mammal that moves slowly. Manatees are herbivores and migratory. In the United States, they are found most often in the southeast, particularly in Florida in th... Read More »

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How much do manatees eat?

Every day, manatees eat about 10 to 15 percent of their body weight. Being herbivores, or plant eaters, their diet consists of item such as turtle grass, manatee grass, tape grass, water lettuce an... Read More »

How many offspring do manatees have?

Manatees produce one offspring at a time. The gestation period is 14 months, and a manatee calf may stay with its mother for up to two years. Female manatees give birth every two to five years.Sour... Read More »

How do manatees move?

Manatees use all their fins to move through the water, like other marine mammals. The forward motion is accomplished by an undulating motion of the body. The tail and flippers are used together to ... Read More »

What is the scientific name of manatees?

There are three main species of manatee: Amazonian manatee, West African manatee, and West Indian manatee. The Florida manatee is a subspecies of the West Indian. Their scientific names are as foll... Read More »