Manatee bones are extra heavy and dense, and yet they fracture more easily than your bones. Check out this fractured bone and learn what Dr. Gerry Pinto and Lucas Meers have to say about it.
City of Jacksonville
Manatee protection plan and implementation plan
U.S. Marine Mammal Commission
Vilanzo the manatee was beached and cold stressed, but got some new friends while he was rescued, rehabilitated, and released back into the wild by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens – watch his story here.