BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) _ Snooty, the beloved manatee, has had plenty of honors in his long life. Now he has a new one: Guinness World Records says Snooty is the “World’s Oldest Manatee in Captivity.”
The South Florida Museum announced the news Thursday.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the oldest wild Florida manatee was 59 years old. Snooty will turn 67 on July 21.
The Bradenton Herald reports Snooty lives at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton in the Parker Manatee Aquarium, which he shares with young orphaned or injured wild manatees that are being cared for by museum staff as part of the Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation partnership.
CLICK HERE for a live, underwater “Snooty Cam.” You can watch live Monday thru Saturday from 8am to 5pm and on Sunday from 10am to 5pm. You can see the manatees feed at 11:15 A.M, 1:00 P.M, 2:45 P.M, and 3:45 P.M. Sometimes you may even see divers in the tank with the manatees.
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