Manatees should not sleep in the Arctic,
Nor should they snooze on the beach.
They do not belong in the desert:
They should be kept safely out of speeding boaters' reach.
Hey, come on, what were we supposed to do, say: OH, THE HU-MANATEE!?
It's National Manatee Appreciation Day so everyone is using that pun. At least we wrote you a poem...
Did You Know?
There are three types of Manatees:
the Amazonian manatee, the West African manatee, and the West Indian manatee.
While a manatee can hold it's breath for up to 20 minutes, they try to surface every 3 to 4 minutes to breathe.
It is believed that early explorers' claims of seeing mermaids while at sea were actually encounters with manatees.