Click on the blue boxes below to see photos and videos and discover more about some of the manatees in our Adopt-A-Manatee program. The manatees either winter at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida or live at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in Homosassa, Florida. Many manatees have been injured by watercraft and bear scars from these collisions. Some scars are also from entanglement with fishing lines and ropes or from cold stress in the winter. Researchers, such as Wayne Hartley, Save the Manatee Club’s Manatee Specialist, identify manatees by their scar patterns as they study and record their behaviors. That’s how we know so much about the manatees listed below.

Funds from the Adopt-A-Manatee program are used to help protect imperiled manatees and their habitat. See the full list of manatees available for adoption and learn more about the program at the Adopt-A-Manatee page of our website.