The Week in Animal News: Orphaned Baby Manatee Rescued, Michigan Wolves Near Extinct and More

Baby Manatee Is Cute, Endangered and Rescued

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baby manatee photo.

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When it comes to adorable animal babies, few species are quite as cute as Amazonian river manatees—or as vulnerable to environmental threats. Each year, countless manatee calfs are left orphaned after their mothers are either killed by poachers or starved due to rampent overfishing in their river habitat. But fortunately for those defenseless youngsters lucky enough to find rescue, a helping hand is never too far out of reach.

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