Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Manatee Mother and Her Calf

Manatees vocalize using chirps and whistles to maintain a contact between mother and calf.

Photo by Gregory Sweeney

This postcard is postmarked in 2016.

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Manatees typically breed once every two years; generally only a single calf is born. Gestation lasts about 12 months and a further 12 to 18 months to wean the calf.

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