Symbolically adopt or renew an adoption of a real manatee for yourself or as a gift starting at as little as $25 per year! Each adoption includes a personalized certificate, a biography of the manatee chosen, a membership handbook, and quarterly updates in our newsletter, The Manatee Zone. Adoptions at higher levels are also eligible to receive a gift, with exact options varying depending on the level. Funds from the Club’s Adopt-A-Manatee® program go toward efforts to help protect imperiled manatees and their aquatic habitat. Unlike other animal adoption programs, the manatees in our program are real, living manatees with known histories. To see the manatees in the adoption program, click the blue “Adopt or Renew Online” box below.

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Adopt-A-Manatee at any level and Get:

Materials included when you adopt a manatee at any level

  • A certificate of adoption and a biography of a real Florida manatee.
  • A membership handbook containing manatee facts, viewing locations and guidelines, and other educational information.
  • The Manatee Zone, our official quarterly Club newsletter, featuring updates on the adopted manatees and other manatee news.
  • Other organization and manatee updates by email, including our eNewsletter, Paddle Tales (when an email address is provided).
  • A free Membership Gift can be included with memberships at the Friend Level or above.

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