Put a Manatee in Your Easter Basket

First published by Orlando Sentinel, March 25, 2011

From Save the Manatee Club:
Want to put something in your Easter baskets this year besides the usual stuffed bunnies, chicks, jelly beans, chocolate and hard-boiled eggs?

How about a manatee?

Gift adoptions from Save the Manatee Club can add different sort of personal touch to the old favorites. An Easter gift adoption from Save the Manatee Club costs $25, is tax-deductible, and includes a color photo, biography, and adoption certificate of a real manatee living in Florida.

You can see photos and a list of the manatees available for adoption on the Club's website.

Also included with the gift adoption is a membership handbook filled with photos and information, plus subscriptions to the club's official quarterly newsletter, The Manatee Zone, and the bimonthly e-newsletter, Paddle Tales. Shipping is free within the United States. For $35, the gift adoption package adds an 8-inch plush manatee.

To adopt a manatee for Easter and to learn more about them, go to Save the Manatee's website or call 1-800-432-JOIN (5646). 

Ryan Heninger