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Video: Feeding a Baby Manatee at SeaWorld

Robyn Lee 7 comments

About two weeks ago, SeaWorld in Orlando rescued an orphan baby manatee found at Daytona Beach and had to bottle-fed her every three hours to promote weight gain. Yes, I wish I had that job. More

Video: A Very Hungry Manatee

Robyn Lee 3 comments

Is there a hole in your heart due to last week's absence of a "cute animals eating" video? Let me fill that void with this clip of an especially blubberous and determined manatee who hoists itself onto the edge of a rock to suck up a few stray lettuce leaves. Go, manatee, go! More

Video: Manatee Eating Lettuce

Robyn Lee 10 comments

The average 1,000-pound manatee eats about 150 pounds of food a day in the form of marine vegetation, or when held in an aquarium, romaine lettuce. Lots of lettuce. And it shovels it all down with its powerful lips and snout. More

Photo of the Day: Monsieur Manatee

Robyn Lee 5 comments

After seeing VerySmallAnna's cute paintings of animals and food, I knew I had to make a request. A week later, Monsieur Manatee was born. This red beret-clad manatee likes to nosh on crusty baguettes and bags of treats from Pierre Hermé—just like me! Thanks so much to Anna for making my office space a little bit cuter. If you commission a painting from her, I'd love to see what you end up with.... More

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