Visit the Manatee Sanctuary in Cancun

Let’s save an endangered species!

In Quintana Roo there is a manatee sanctuary, a place created for the protection of an endangered species in addition to other vulnerable specimens. 

Manatees are harmless mammals that can be found in rivers, bays, canals, coastal lagoons and cenotes connected to the sea, they measure around three meters and can weigh up to 500 kilograms.

These long-lived animals that inhabit Mexico, we can also find them in the coastal waters of Tabasco, Campeche, and Veracruz.

Although manatees are mammals that produce a breeding every three years, high levels of pollution, habitat alterations and continuous fishing have made them a vulnerable species.

Manatees are characterized by their slow movements and feed on algae and plants that come from the bottom of the waters.

Santuario de Manatíes
Santuario de Manatíes
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