Forgot your password?

We just sent you an email, containing instructions for how to reset your password.

Sign in

  • About fifteen years ago I was standing lonely at party on a boat south of Miami. I had never been to Florida before and knew nothing about manatees. So, when I looked over the stern and saw the most beautiful pair of brown eyes staring lovingly up at me I just stared back . I was grateful for the company. I did not even ask questions. What a gift. Soon my husband came over and told me about the creature but for a moment in time she was not other, she was friend. This ancient mammal being is a survivor. They are so much more than cute.

    The baby in the picture is a fresh water Amazonian Manatee. Here is a link to their protectors' website:
    http://www.amigosdopeixe-boi.org.br/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15&Itemid=59&lang=en

    http://fl.biology.usgs.gov/Manatees/manatees.html

    http://grist.org/list/this-rescued-baby-manatee-is-so-cute-we-cant-stand-it/
    Photo by AMPA.
    • Share

    Connected stories:

About

Collections let you gather your favorite stories into shareable groups.

To collect stories, please become a Citizen.

    Copy and paste this embed code into your web page:

    px wide
    px tall
    Send this story to a friend:
    Would you like to send another?

      To retell stories, please .

        Sprouting stories lets you respond with a story of your own — like telling stories ’round a campfire.

        To sprout stories, please .

            Better browser, please.

            To view Cowbird, please use the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer.