Celebrated on March 26th

Manatee Appreciation Day

+ Manatee Appreciation Day

Challenge #1

Can you draw a manatee doing a trick?

Did you know: Like dolphins manatees are smart can be trained to learn ticks. Manatees will communicate with other manatees by making chirping, whistling and squeaking sounds. they also make these sounds when they are scared.

Source: Kids Play and Create

Challenge #2

Can you draw a manatee brushing it's teeth?

Did you know: Humans have one round of baby teeth and then if we lose or hurt an adult tooth, a trip to the dentist is in order. Manatees, like their elephant relatives, continuously replace their teeth throughout their lives with the older teeth at the front falling out and new teeth growing in at the back of their mouth. 

Source: Smithsonian Magazine

Challenge #3

Can you draw a manatee feasting on grass?

Did you know: Also goes by the alias, sea cow. They may be called sea cows because of the fact that they live in the water and are plant-eaters, like cows.Although nicknamed sea cow, the manatee’s closest modern day mammal relative is the elephant.

Source: One Green Planet