Manatee Feeding on Water Hyacinth


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Manatee Feeding
on Water Hyacinth


The manatee is a vegetarian, the only mammal which eats only plants.

Water hyacinth is not a manatee's favorite food but when it is available
and nothing else is, the animal willingly consumes the plant.


Manatee Floating with Water Hyacinth  ©M. Timothy O'Keefe  www.FloridaWildlifeViewing.com

Manatee with water hyacinth

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