West Indian Manatees!
This footage of manatees were captured by a member of the Zoological Society of Trinidad and Tobago Inc. during a recent visit to Guyana Zoological Park. The manatee, as seen in the video, have been known to raise itself up and out of the water to reach aquatic plants to eat. This gentle giant can grow to over 13 feet in length and weigh up to 3,500 lbs! The West Indian Manatee can also be be found in Trinidad with a small population in the Nariva Swamp area. This species is protected by our local wildlife laws.
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