BRADENTON - The South Florida Aquarium prepares to celebrate the 65th birthday of it's favorite citizen. A huge party is planned to celebrate Snooty the Manatee's birthday on Saturday and the public is invited.
Many local environmental agencies will be on hand to teach more about protecting our wild life and natural habitats. There will be games, and activities and entertainment for children and adults. And of course birthday cake.
Snooty was born at the Miami Aquarium July 21, 1948. His mother either died or was released, and ever since his birth Snooty has been raised by humans. He arrived at the South Florida Aquarium in 1949, and he has been here ever since.
He's proved to all who've worked with him that Manatees are much smarter than anyone ever thought. He loves people and when someone comes close, he tries to climb out of his pool to get closer to them.
He is the much-loved mascot of Manatee County. So come out and wish him happy birthday.