NAVIGATION

February 26, 2017

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 7/19/2013

"We're starting to see a little Snooty sag."

-- Veterinarian David Murphy

Snooty the manatee, a lumpy charmer for generations of school kids and snowbirds, is finally slowing down and showing his age.

His weight is down to 1,020 pounds, which is good for his health, but he's also lost muscle tone, flexibility and stamina.

Snooty shares the Parker Manatee Aquarium with a pair of juvenile rehabilitation manatees. They help him stay active — until he's had enough, anyway.

“Sometimes, if the younger guys are too much, he'll wander in the back and take a nap,” says Marilyn Margold, director of living collections for the South Florida Museum. “He'll sit on the ledge. Sometimes he'll sleep on his back.”

Snooty, long considered the world's oldest living manatee, turns 65 on Sunday. His annual birthday party, a big event in Bradenton, is Saturday.

Read more at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Enterprise Florida
Enterprise Florida

Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a public-private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. EFI’s mission is to expand and diversify the state’s economy through job creation. 

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Should Florida legislators allow more gambling (i.e. slot machines) into more counties?

  • No
  • Maybe - depends on revenue state might get
  • Yes

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe