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New Manatee Refuge for Florida

It was a huge win this week for manatee conservationists everywhere, but especially in Florida, where a new manatee refuge has been established.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the new manatee refuge in the waters of Florida’s Kings Bay will expand protections for manatees at Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.  This refuge is the most important wintering site for manatees in northwest Florida and one of the best places to see manatees in the entire state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.defendersblog.org/2012/03/manatee-protections-expanded-in-kings-bay-florida/

 

New Giant Otters for Chester Zoo

There’s a brand new exhibit for Brazilian Giant Otters at the Chester Zoo, in Chester, England, just southwest of Manchester, England, and man, are they ever majestic.

The new underwater viewing station offers a rare glimpse at these lobos del rio (their native name) swimming in the newly designed river-like setting… the new exhibit had to be huge- these guys can grow to be five-and-a-half feet long!

http://www.chesterzoo.org/must-sees/zoo-news/new-giant-otters-photos