This lovely card arrived today from Florida.... It looks such a gentle and harmless animal...I think the reason why they also called "Sea Cow" must be related to their feed because I don't see any simularity with a cow! :) Still wish I could see them in the wild.... And again lovely stamps too!
The Manatee "Sea Cow" makes its winterhome in Crystal River and the other rivers of the suncoast. When the Gulf waters cool, the Manatee moves into the spring-fed rivers with their constant year round temperature of 72 degrees. They are huge beasts and though they may grow to be 15 feet long and a weigh as much as 1500 pounds. Manatees are vegetarians and feed on submerged plants growing near the suface of our streams and canals.