- Title: Guadalajara aquarium opens manatee exhibition
- Date: 27th August 2021
- Summary: GUADALAJARA, JALISCO, MEXICO (AUGUST 27, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MANATEE EATING CABBAGE IN TANK MAN LOOKING AT MANATEES, TAKING PICTURES WITH MOBILE PHONE CHILDREN LOOKING AT MANATEE EXHIBITION MANATEE EATING CABBAGE IN TANK FISH IN TANK MANATEE EATING CABBAGE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ROBERTO SANCHEZ, BIOLOGIST AT DOLPHIN COMPANY, A COMPANY IN CHARGE OF THE REPRODUCTION OF MANATEES, SAYING: ''The manatee is a species that is in serious danger of extinction, especially the populations in Mexico and all this related to human causes. Pollution, destruction of habitat. We have been working with this species for twenty years. Very involved with its conservation. A very important way to conserve them is precisely their reproduction under human care and that people have the opportunity to meet them. People in Guadalajara will have the opportunity to meet a species which in other scenarios would be difficult.'' VARIOUS OF ZOO CARETAKER FEEDING MANATEE ZOO EXTERIOR VARIOUS OF MANATEE EXHIBITION EXTERIOR (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ZOO DIRECTOR, LUIS SOTO, SAYING: ''They are a couple - Clau and Lorenzillo - a male and a female of around six years of age who were born under human care, that is why we had to replicate the temperature conditions mainly to be able to keep these manatees in optimal conditions. This includes the temperature of the water, which we have to raise of course so that they feel comfortable in the area where they swim in all the time." VARIOUS OF MANATEE EATING
- Embargoed: 10th September 2021 17:52
- Keywords: Guadalajara aquarium manatee exhibition
- Location: GUADALAJARA, JALISCO, MEXICO
- City: GUADALAJARA, JALISCO, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Environment,South America / Central America,Nature/Wildlife
- Reuters ID: LVA001ES24K07
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Mexico's Guadalajara zoo inaugurated a manatee exhibition called 'Puerto Manati,' (Port Manatee), which is part of an aquarium with a spectacular underwater view.
Guadalajara zoo visitors will be able to see the couple - a six-year-old female called Clau and a seven-year-old male called Lorenzillo - at the new exhibition.
The manatees were brought to Gudalajara's zoo from the state of Quintana Roo as part of a conservation programme for this endangered species. They arrived on Thursday (August 26).
More commonly known as sea cows after their tendency to graze on grass on the ocean floor, manatees are listed as a vulnerable species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species.
(Production: Jose Luis Osorio, Carlos Carrillo, Geraldine Downer)
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