For A Unique Valentine’s Day gift, Adopt-A-Manatee® For Your Loved One

Adoptions directly support Save the Manatee® Club in its mission to protect manatees and their habitat

—February 03, 2023
Contact:, 407-539-0990

MAITLAND, FL—Make this Valentine’s Day special for the people you love by adopting them a real living manatee from Save the Manatee Club! All adoptions include a personalized adoption certificate, photo, and individual biography of a real, living manatee that has been studied by research teams in Florida.

There are over 30 unique manatees available for adoption, including Flicker, a female manatee that can be readily identified by the scars on her back that look like a flickering candle. These scars were caused by collisions with boats. She also serves as a reminder to properly discard fishing line and other debris, as she has become entangled two times, each requiring her to be rescued, disentangled, and released.

A Save the Manatee Club valentine. It is blue and white with a heart-shaped insert inside. The front reads: "Grow manatee love." The back reads "Love grows where manatees go."
For a limited time, adoptions at the $35 level or above also include a plantable Save the Manatee Club valentine.

Each symbolic manatee adoption starts at $25 and includes a one-year Save the Manatee Club membership. Members receive a quarterly newsletter, The Manatee Zone, with updates on adoptable manatees and additional important manatee information. For a limited time, adoptions at the $35 level or above also include a Save the Manatee Club valentine with a plantable paper heart that will grow a blend of wildflowers.

Funds from the Adopt-A-Manatee program directly 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 on Florida’s east coast.

Please order by Sunday, February 5 for delivery by Valentine’s Day. Manatee adoptions also make a great last-minute gift, as personalized adoption certificates can be emailed immediately. To Adopt-A-Manatee, visit or call 1-800-432-JOIN (5646).


Save the Manatee Club was founded in 1981 by singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett and former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham to protect manatees and their aquatic habitat. For more information about manatees and the Club’s efforts, visit or call 1-800-432-JOIN (5646).