Animal of the Week!

What is the closest modern relative to the elephant?

manatee

Its the manatee! These lovable aquatic mammals are also called the sea cows and live in marshy coastal areas. The manatee exhibits solitary behaviour and spends half of their day sleeping (#goals). The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) consider these animals to be vulnerable to extinction and unfortunately, humans and human mediated activities are the main cause of death.

More information:

http://www.savethemanatee.org/manfcts.htm

http://www.natgeocreative.com/photography/1310120

http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22103/0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manatee#Conservation

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