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A member of the order Sirenia, the manatee, like the waters in which it lives, is a
picture of calm and gentleness. A shy vegetarian, the manatee finds abundant
plant life and an absence of aggressive predators in this habitat. It is tolerant of ...
The tough, leathery skin of the manatee is also similar to that of the elephant.
Because of their slow, quiet ways, manatees have been widely abused by
humans. Traveling slowly through intracoastal waterways, they are frequently
struck and ...
One particularly abused animal was the Stellar's sea cow, the now extinct
member of the order Sirenia (manatees and dugongs). Discovered in the Bering
Sea in 1741, the animal was completely exterminated through overhunting by
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