Wednesday gives us just another reason to love those lovely sea cows -- better known as manatees!
The last Wednesday each March (AKA today!) is designated as Manatee Appreciation Day, honoring the gentle giant-type animal that calls Florida home during the winter months each year.
Currently, there are around 3,200 manatees living in the United States. They are recognized as a group of calm herbivores that spend most of their time eating, sleeping and traveling. They also have no known, natural enemy.
Known to make their home in slow rivers, canals as well as coastal areas and locations near warm water, the species comes south during the colder months and moves north and west during the summertime.
For more information on how you can help save the species that was moved from endangered to threatened in 2017, click on this link.