Orphaned Baby Manatees Saved By Humans Who Love Them

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Let’s face it: manatees are adorable.

They’re also classified as a threatened species. In addition to loss of habitat, manatees also face dangers from boats and other watercraft, which is why you may see some with scars and injuries.

When Bonnie, a momma manatee who has lived in the Florida Keys for over 20 years died from boat-related injuries, she left behind two babies who couldn’t survive without her.

Scientists, law enforcement, and volunteers worked together to save these two calves.

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Back at the sanctuary, both babies will be bottle-fed and nursed back to health.

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Thanks to their rescuers, they may someday be able to live on their own in the wild.

Maybe they’ll even wind up in a Calming Manatee meme. Faith in humanity restored.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/baby-manatees-saved/

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