Who am I?

By Indykids Staff

Clue#1: I weigh 1,000 pounds and am 10 feet long.

Clue#2: I am a vegetarian and live mostly in the shallow warm waters of the Florida coast.

Clue #3: I am gentle, shy and slow moving. I like to play and body surf.

Clue #4: My species is one of 500 endangered animal species in the U.S. There are only about 2,600 of us in the southeastern U.S. We get killed by collisions with powerboats. We also die from chemical pollution and the loss of our habitat due to human developments.

Answer: A Manatee

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