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For a limited time, Mother’s Day adoptions of $35 and above also include a mother and calf ornament.
For a limited time, Mother’s Day adoptions of $35 and above also include a mother and calf ornament.

Adopt-A-Manatee® This Mother’s Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—April 12, 2022
Contact: media@savethemanatee.org, 407-539-0990

MAITLAND, FL—The perfect Mother’s Day gift shows Mom your appreciation without adding more to her already-full plate. Why not Adopt-A-Manatee from the Save the Manatee Club? Mom will receive a personalized adoption certificate, photo, and biography of a real living manatee—but she won’t have to feed, house, or clean up after the new member of the family!

All manatees in the Adopt-A-Manatee program are living manatees studied by research teams in Florida and have known histories that are traced through female matriarchs. Manatees do not form permanent pair bonds like some animal species, and males assume no responsibility for raising calves. Mother manatees give birth to calves about once every two to five years, following a gestation period of about 12 months. Calves stay with and nurse from their mothers for up to two years, during which time she teaches them about migratory routes, warm water sources, and feeding grounds. Manatees rely on the knowledge they learn from their mothers for the rest of their lives.

Manatee adoptions start at $25, can be sent digitally or shipped, and also include a one-year Save the Manatee Club membership that contains a newsletter with updates on adoptable manatees as well as other important manatee information.

Funds from the Adopt-A-Manatee program directly support Save the Manatee Club in its mission to protect manatees and their habitat, including emergency rescue, rehabilitation and release efforts; education and public awareness programs; and other critical work to address the ongoing manatee mortality crisis in the Indian River Lagoon.

For a limited time, Mother’s Day adoptions at the Friend level ($35) or above also include a mother and calf ornament. Please order by Monday, April 25th for delivery by Mother’s Day. Personalized adoption certificates are instantly emailed, so manatee adoptions make a great last-minute gift! To Adopt-A-Manatee, visit savethemanatee.org/adopt or call 1-800-432-JOIN (5646).

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Save the Manatee Club, established in 1981 by the late renowned singer-songwriter, author, and entrepreneur Jimmy Buffett, along with late former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham, is dedicated to safeguarding manatees and preserving their aquatic habitat. For more information about manatees and the Club’s efforts, visit savethemanatee.org or call 1-800-432-JOIN (5646).

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