|Photo credit: University of Illinois|
Snooty is one of the few manatees in the world that is allowed to have prolonged direct contact with his human caretakers. Unlike other manatees, Snooty has lived his whole life in captivity and is now considered too old to ever live in the wild, so human contact is allowed. A prime example of the intelligence of these animals, Snooty is able to recognize the voices of his handlers past and present, and can even remember tricks he learned at only one year old.
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