Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Manatee Antics at the South Florida Museum
As the old saying goes: It takes two to tango, but three to make a party. And over at the Parker Manatee Aquarium, right now it is a party!
The lead-in to this Saturday's birthday celebration for Snooty the Manatee, who is turning 64, has been full of activity as television, print and web journalists have been training their lenses and notepads on all the underwater antics going on at the South Florida Museum.
And while Snooty has spent decades getting used to all the attention, his tankmates are still new to the experience. So when heís busy working the spotlight, his tankmates Charlie and Epac (that's Charlie on the left), will sometimes manuever in to steal the scene as if to say, "Hey you, check it! I can do tricks too! Rub my belly!"
But 'ol Snooty, who's gracefully slipped into the background of this photo at right, doesn't seem to mind when he's upstaged by the "kids."
Posted by Paul Gonzalez Videla at 1:28 PM