Snooty™ is an extra special Florida manatee who sets records every day for how long we know manatees can live.
That fact has now been documented by Guinness World Records. He has been named Guinness World Records’ “Oldest Manatee in Captivity.”
Manatee ages can only be determined after a necropsy (or animal autopsy) by examining their ear bones. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (which monitors the manatee population and performs routine necropsies), the oldest aged wild Florida manatee was 59 years old – with the next oldest having reached 48 years of age. Typical manatee deaths are being documented before 15 years of age on average. There is, at this time, no record of any Florida manatee anywhere having reached an older age than Snooty. For this reason, Snooty’s life has and will be a source of a great information and research concerning manatees.
He will turn an astounding 67 years old on July 21, 2015 and his birthday will be celebrated during Snooty’s 67th Birthday Bash and Wildlife Festival on July 18, 2015 from 10 am – 2 pm.
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Bradenton, FL 34205
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