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Spring Forth and Save the Manatees!

A public service advertisement from Save the Manatee Club with the text: Spring Forth: Adopt-A-Manatee
Hi-res photos of manatees and the above public service advertisement are available on request.

Adoptions directly support Save the Manatee® Club in its mission to protect imperiled manatees and their essential habitat.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—February 6, 2024
Contact: media@savethemanatee.org, 407-539-0990

LONGWOOD, FL—Spring forth and make a difference this season by adopting a manatee through Save the Manatee Club’s Adopt-A-Manatee® program. With manatees facing numerous perils such as habitat loss, watercraft collisions, and plastic pollution, they need our help now as much as ever. No matter where you reside, you can play a vital role in protecting these gentle giants.

Did you know that you can actually adopt a real, living manatee? Save the Manatee Club’s Adopt-A-Manatee® program includes a variety of manatees with unique histories and personalities. Meet manatees like Gator, who has been spotted playing with wild alligators, or Lily, a remarkable mother who has given birth to at least 11 calves over the years. Each adoption package includes a certificate and biography of your chosen manatee.

By adopting a manatee, you are not only gaining or giving a unique and meaningful gift, but you are also supporting Save the Manatee Club’s vital conservation efforts. One such effort is the extensive manatee research conducted at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida, a warm-water manatee refuge. Through years of meticulous observation, Save the Manatee Club has gathered valuable data on the genealogies and life histories of manatees, as well as their utilization of these critical warm-water sanctuaries. This knowledge aids both the scientific community and the public in understanding the needs and threats faced by manatees and provides actionable steps to ensure their long-term survival.

This spring, make a difference by choosing the extraordinary gift of a manatee adoption. Join us in supporting manatee rescue and conservation efforts. Adopt your very own manatee today at savethemanatee.org/adopt.

Please order by Friday, March 15, 2024, for delivery by Easter.

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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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