Be sure to stop by the South Florida Museum 201 10th Street West Bradenton to celebrate Snooty the World’s Oldest manatee’s 69th birthday! Snooty’s 69th Birthday Bash & Wildlife Festival will take place on Saturday, July 22 with a FREE outdoor festival from 10 am – 2 pm and all-day half-priced Museum admission from 10 am – 5 pm.
The Festival will include exhibitors from regional wildlife awareness organizations, Museum games and activities, food trucks, free cookies and juice for the kids, and an opportunity to wish Snooty a “Happy Birthday!” from the underwater viewing are in the Museum’s Spanish Plaza. All activities on 10th Street West, in the Museum’s North parking lot, and in the Spanish Plaza are included with the FREE festival. Learn more at South Florida Museum
Snooty is turning 69 years old and has been in the care of the South Florida Museum since he was 11 months old. Snooty can be identified by his size, his large tail and two small indentations on his left side which are scars from having two skin infections treated several decades ago.
Snooty has some new pals in the Parker Manatee Aquarium! All manatees were brought to the museum from SeaWorld. They had been in the care of SeaWorld’s 1st stage manatee care hospital. The Museum works with SeaWorld to care for sick, injured, and orphaned manatees as part of the Manatee Rescue and Release Partnership