Save the Manatee Club Starts New Program


First published by Toronto Sun,January 24, 2011

Adopt a real Florida Manatee for Valentine's Day.

That's the hope of the Save the Manatee Club.

The Manatee's story is a heartbreaking one.

Although Manatees have been successfully swimming in Florida's waters for over a million years, human activities have put them at a high risk of extinction.

Collisions with boats is the No. 1 cause of Manatee deaths and the greatest threat to their long-term survival.

The Save the Manatee Club was founded by Jimmy Buffett in 1981. It is a nonprofit, membership-based organization.

The $25 tax deductible gift adoptions include a colour photo of a real Florida Manatee.

To adopt one, call 1- 800-432-5646 or visit

Ryan Heninger