Adopt-A-Manatee® And Get A FREE Club T-Shirt!


Adopt a real manatee
and help protect an endangered species at the same time. Funds from the Club’s Adopt-A-Manatee program go toward efforts to help protect manatees and their habitat.

Unlike other animal adoption programs, the manatees in our adoption programs are real, living manatees with known histories. You even have the opportunity of seeing your adopted manatee at one of three locations in Florida.

Adopt-A-Manatee or renew your membership online now!

manatee photo
© Patrick M. Rose

Adopt-A-Manatee® for $25 and Get:

  • An adoption certificate with full-color photo, and biography of a real endangered Florida manatee.
  • A membership handbook.
  • The Manatee Zone, our official Club newsletter. featuring updates on the adopted manatees.
  • Paddle Tales, our e-newsletter (when an email address is provided).
  • FREE SHIPPING for U.S. adoption orders.

Get A Free Club T-Shirt!
When you Adopt-A-Manatee at $35 or more, you'll also receive a FREE Save the Manatee Club t-shirt with this fabulous design by Florida artist Nancy Blauers. Get more info>>


Choose a Manatee: Now comes the fun part. Select a manatee from the adoption program to match your personality or the personality of someone you love. See photos and a list of the manatees available for adoption at our Manatee Adoptees page.

Three Ways to Join or Renew Your Membership:
Meet Our Manatees
Meet Our Members
Howie the manatee
David Schrichte
Photo © Wayne Hartley, Save the Manatee Club
Photo by Alex Schrichte
Floyd has wintered at Blue Spring since he was a calf. He is easily identified because he only has half of his tail as well as a large, crescent-shaped indentation and series of horizontal scars on his left side. All of these scars were caused by boat strikes. Go >>
If you've ever seen a manatee photo that has made you gasp with delight, chances are it was taken by David Schrichte. He has captured the spirit of these endangered mammals with his beautiful and endearing images. Go>>


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