We are so lucky! Newborn manatee in Dolphin Discovery Puerto Aventuras
On Friday morning, August 15th a baby manatee was born, a new member of the manatee's family at Dolphin Discovery in Riviera Maya-Puerto Aventuras location. Juliette, the mother has given birth to a healthy, perfect manatee who is now breastfeeding. Baby manatees use to weight 44 pounds and measure less than 3 feet at the time of birth, although they grow very fast. Right now it is too soon to know if the baby is male or female but we are sure Juliette will take care of him very well, like she did with her previous babies: Yoltzin was born in August 2005 and it was the second one born under human care in Mexico, nowadays it is living at Dreams location in Puerto Aventuras.
Quijote was her second baby, born in 2008, it is living in Cozumel with his brother Edgarin, who was born two years later in September 2010 being Juliette’s third baby. In November 2012 also at Puerto Aventuras, baby manatee Lorencillo was born; and he lives right there were the newborn has just yet arrived and they will definitely be best siblings and friends.
This specie's reproductive program means so much for Dolphin Discovery Group because these marine mammals are under extinction threat in the region, and all over Mexico.