Manatees are located around the world, mostly in tropical warm water areas.
Manatees are herbivores and eat different types of oceanic and freshwater plants.
Manatees can be found in the warm water coastlines and rivers of Florida, the Carribbean, Africa, the Amazon and parts of Asia. The manatee is not confined to these areas but these are where the largest populations are located.
Manatees grow to be approximately 10 - 12 feet in length.**
A female manatee's pregnancy period is approximately 12 months and will generally have one calf.
One of the Manatee's closest relatives is the elephant.
The Manatee's greatest threat is due to human development.