This reddit user posted a beautiful collection of pictures covering the time when he was involved with the rescue of a baby manatee.
Manatees are large, fully aquatic, mostly herbivorous marine mammals sometimes known as sea cows. When fully grown they measure up to 13 feet (4.0 m) long, weigh as much as 1,300 pounds (590 kg), and have paddle-like flippers.
Not this little guy though. This little baby was adorable and needed all the help he could get to recover after he was found malnourished and alone in a river, his mother presumably killed by a boat. Check out the pics and the story below.
Although the reddit poster clearly helped, he gives credit for rescuing the baby manatee to a group called Wildtracks. He says he was fortunate enough to get to play a tiny role while volunteering.
Wildtracks is extremely dedicated and very successful at rehabilitating manatees in Belize. Please consider supporting them via their website at http://www.wildtracksbelize.org.
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This article was originally posted on December 20, 2016 @ 8:08 am