For a Perfect Mother’s Day, Give a Manatee!

Diana Waldau and family
Diana choose adoptee Lucille for her mom as a Mother’ Day gift.  “My mom is not only a grandma, she is a GREAT grandma in both senses of the word,” says Diana.  Lucille is a perfect grandma match for my mom.”  Featured in photo … Diana on the left, her granddaughter Jacquelyn, and her mom, Doris.


For further information, contact:

Janice Nearing,
Director of Public Relations
Phone: (407) 539-0990

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Note:A high resolution jpeg (300 dpi) of a manatee image, a photo of Diana Waldau and family, and a photo of the handmade collectible manatee ornament, are available upon request.

Mom deserves something special and thoughtful on Mother’s Day.  Adopt-A-Manatee® from Save the Manatee Club!  For $25, the Club will send an adoption certificate, photo, and known history of a real living manatee.  Adopt at $35 or more and receive a free handmade collectible manatee ornament (while supplies last).  Choose from 34 real Florida manatees, including manatee moms Annie, Aqua, Phyllis, and Lucille.  View them all by visiting the Club’s website at or click the following link to Adopt-A-Manatee® online now. Funds are used to help protect manatees and their habitat.

manatee heart ornament
Show your love for Mom with a manatee adoption. An individually handcrafted manatee heart ornament is included with every gift adoption of $35 or more (supplied are limited).

Diana Waldau from California adopted “Lucille” for her mother last year.  “My mom loved it!” says Diana.  “She had actually been hinting for someone to adopt a manatee for her.  When I went on Save the Manatee Club’s website and read about all the Club does for manatees, it was an easy decision to make.  When I saw Lucille, I knew this was a perfect Mother’s Day gift.”

Save the Manatee Club, an international nonprofit 501(c) (3) manatee conservation organization, has been the voice for manatees since 1981.  The Club was co-founded by renowned singer/songwriter, Jimmy Buffett, and former U.S. Senator, Bob Graham, when he was governor of Florida.

Funds from the adoption program help with the Club’s goals to reduce manatee harassment, injuries and deaths from human activity; to protect ample healthy habitat to support a stable or growing manatee population; and to ensure that sufficient conservation measures have been adopted to protect individual manatees from life threatening injuries.

For more information about manatees and adopting for Mother’s Day, visit Save the Manatee Club’s web site, or call 1-800-432-JOIN (5646). Also, visit The Manatee Store, the Club’s online shopping center, for more appealing gift ideas at Watch manatee webcams and see recent video at

You can also follow the Club on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Watch manatee videos on YouTube.