Two new rehabbing manatees join Snooty in Bradenton

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Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014 5:42 pm

BRADENTON, Fla. -- The world's oldest known manatee now has some new buddies.

You've probably heard of "Snooty", the 65-year-old manatee that lives at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton. Well now he is sharing his home with two new manatees: "Ace" and "Myakklemore".

The staff at the museum's Parker Manatee Aquarium are excited about the two young males that have joined the museum.

Both manatees suffered from cold stress and have been undergoing rehabilitation at Lowry Park Zoo, which operates a critical care hospital for injured and sick manatees and orphaned calves. They have been transferred to the South Florida Museum for continued care.

Ace was rescued in the Peace River in January 2014. He currently weighs 690 lbs. and is 8 feet 7.5 inches long. Myakklemore was rescued in the Myakka River in Sarasota on January 10, 2014. He currently weighs 270 lbs. and is 6 feet 5 inches long.

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