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1. The life of a manatee begins after a gestation period of twelve months. Which of the following is true about manatee births?
2. Although manatees look similar to walruses, it has been discovered that they have few close animal relatives. A distant cousin (who won't be coming to visit anytime soon) is the elephant. In addition to similar teeth and toenails, what other similarity exists between Jumbo the elephant and Jumbo the manatee?
3. Manatees live off the coast of Africa.
4. Which of the following differentiates Amazonian manatees from other sirenians?
5. Since 1990, sales of "Save the Manatee" vehicle license plates in this US state have earned more than thirty million dollars for conservation programs.
6. A particularly handy-dandy part of any manatee is its vibrissae. What are they and what purpose do they serve?
7. Since manatees haven't yet starred in many films or TV series, this manatee who swam far outside his normal range may be the most famous one ever.
8. The largest sirenian ever known was the Arctic-dwelling Steller's sea cow. Sadly, this magnificent mammal was hunted to extinction for its meat. In which century did this occur?
9. In 1981, former Florida governor Bob Graham and a famous friend founded the "Save the Manatee Club", a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing funds for a variety of manatee projects. Who is the club's outspoken co-founder?
10. Since watching a manatee is guaranteed to make a human smile, this quiz should end on a silly manatee note. At which of the "sports" below do manatees excel?
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