And this is not good news because it means that the animal removed from the free-living has little chance of returning to live in nature.
Young manatee is rescued within the Amazon
Last year, at least 13 animals had to be rescued in the rivers of the State of Amazonas.
Manatees: fragile and unsuspected elephant relatives
Amazon manatees, cousins of elephants, are the heirs of a strain with at least 50 million years.
Iquitos: four Amazonian manatees were released after rehabilitation
Liberation took place took place in Quistococha lake, 20 minutes from downtown. Mammals are victims of illegal hunting.
Brazil and Japan scientists will map the genome of the Amazonian manatee
The project, the first in Brazil with aquatic mammals, will use an latest generation equipment from Kyoto University
Manatee needs great care before going back to nature
Hunted by poachers, the animal needs to be adapted in stages to return to their habitat.