Thursday, August 12, 2010

Day 361 (Manatees)

I have never seen a real live manatee. Manatees are pretty much my favorite animal, so I was not about to leave Florida without seeing one. Trying to find one in the wilds of the Everglades was a bust, so I decided that we needed to visit the Homosassa Wildlife Park, where you are basically guaranteed to see them. What we did not expect to see there was a hippo.

Lou the hippo technically should not be at the Homosassa Wildlife Park, which is supposed to showcase Florida wildlife, but when local residents heard he was going to be moved, they protested and Lou was made an honorary citizen of Florida, giving him a home at Homosassa for as long as he lives.

Of course, there were alligators...

And, lots of birds...

The obligatory mushroom find...

And, of course, manatees!!!

Aren't they cute?


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