Floundering for Mother’s Day gift ideas? Here’s how you can adopt her a manatee

ORLANDO, Fla. — If you are floundering for ideas of what to get your mom for Mother’s Day, Maitland’s Save the Manatee Club is happy to float the idea of adopting her a manatee.

The best part: she won’t have to feed, house or clean up after the new member of the family.


Club officials said she will receive a personalized adoption certificate, photo and biography of a real living manatee.

Manatee adoptions start at $25, and include a one-year Save the Manatee Club membership that contains a newsletter with updates on adoptable manatees as well as other important manatee information.

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Funds from the program support Save the Manatee Club in its mission to protect manatees and their habitat, including emergency rescue, rehabilitation and release efforts; education and public awareness programs and other critical work to address the ongoing manatee mortality crisis in the Indian River Lagoon.

Personalized adoption certificates are instantly emailed, so manatee adoptions make a great last-minute gift. Click here or call 1-800-432-JOIN (5646) for more information.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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