Guadalajara Zoo in Mexico welcomes two manatees
30 August 2021 | 11:15 am
The Guadalajara Zoo, in Mexico, welcomes two manatees from the Caribbean, with the intention of raising awareness for the protection of the species, currently endangered because of pollution and fishing techniques.
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