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Snooty at his 65th birthday in 2013, being presented a cake made of fruits and vegetables.
Born(1948-07-22)July 22, 1948
Died(2017-07-23)July 23, 2017 (age 69)
Bradenton, Florida, U.S.
OccupationMascot of Manatee County, Florida

Snooty (July 22, 1948 – July 23, 2017) was an American male Florida manatee that lived at the South Florida Museum's Parker Manatee Aquarium in Bradenton, Florida.

Snooty was one of the first recorded captive manatee births, and at age 72, he was the oldest manatee in captivity,[1] and was likely the oldest manatee in the world. Due to his hand rearing from birth, Snooty was never released to the wild and was the only manatee at the museum's aquarium that had regular human interaction. [2]

On July 23, 2017, one day after his birthday, Snooty died at the South Florida Museum at the age of 69.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Aronson, Claire. "Guinness World Records names Snooty of Bradenton as 'Oldest Manatee in Captivity'". Bradenton Herald. Archived from the original on 28 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  2. Snooty the Manatee. South Florida Museum. ISBN 978-1-56944-441-2.
  3. "Snooty, world's oldest known manatee, dies one day after celebrating birthday". Fox News. 2017-07-23. Retrieved 2017-07-23.