For Christmas, 1998, my co-worker, Sandy, gifted me with a manatee adoption through Save the Manatee Club. I am the official adoptive parent of Lucille, an endangered West Indian Manatee at Blue Spring State Park in Florida. I have continued through 2001 as her adoptive mom. My son, Darren, states that my adopted daughter looks just like me. J
This is Lucille. (above picture) She has lost part of her front left fin and most of her front right fin due to fishing lines being tangled so tight that a cut becomes a wedge and the end of the fin dies and falls off.
Humans are the manatee's worst enemy. They are very close to extinction.
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