The Manatee (Sea-Cow)
Latin name: Trichechus senegalensis

    The manatee, a rather ugly-looking creature, is unlike other sea mammals. It does not look like a seal or a whale. It swims and acts like no other, too. The manatee is very peaceful, and can stay under water for several minutes.

    As ugly as these odd animals are, many sailors used to mistake them for mermaids. How they could have made such a mistake is even more of a mystery than the manatee itself!

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Komodo Dragon
Prairie Dog

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