West Indian manatee
West Indian manatees eat water plants.
They are slow and friendly.
A West Indian manatee can eat more than 100 pounds of plants
in a day.
They may grow to 13 feet long and weigh up to 3,500 pounds.
Their upper lips are divided into two halves, which close like
a pair of pliers on plants.
There are less than 2,000 manatees living in the U.S.
Where do they live?
Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Caribbean
Why are they endangered?
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