Sunday, 26 August 2012

A Cute Feel Good Story

Photo: AMPA
Well how's this for cute?  A a two month old baby Amazonian manatee that was rescued by AMPA, a Brazilian organisation dedicated to saving orphaned manatees. The baby manatee was found by fishermen beside its dead mother. They contacted AMPA and so this gorgeous little fellows life was saved.

I remember when I was on holiday in Florida a few years ago we went on a tour of the waterways in the south west of the state close to Everglades City (a grand title for a small town) we briefly saw a manatee.  It silently came up out of the water, looked at us and then with a gracefulness than defied its size, dived back down into the water it's large flat tale flapping on the water before it disappeared. A few seconds, but I was thrilled to see this shy creature at all. Special animals, and it is good that this little manatee has been saved. You can read more about it here.

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