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sea cow

a marine placental mammal of the order Sirenia; a dugong or manatee.
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Known as sea cows, dugongs are marine mammals that live in the oceans around East Africa to the Western Pacific, but are now listed by the World Conservation Union, IUCN as a species vulnerable to extinction.
ITALIAN explorer Christopher Columbus discovered manatees - also known as sea cows - while sailing near the Dominican Republic.
Sea cows or butanding, meanwhile, are usually found in the coastal areas of Guimaras and northern Iloilo provinces.
Unbelievably, the lesser hedgehog tenrec is really the cousin of elephants, aardvarks and sea cows and not closely related to hedgehogs at all.
Caption: Tourists can visit sea cows in Crystal River, Fla.
Now read this list of extinction that happened because of us: Thylacine, Passenger Pigeon, Golden Toad, Pyrenean Ibex, Javan Tiger, Fakland Island wolf, Steller sea cows, Zanzabir Leopard have all become extinct because of us.
Manatees, also known as sea cows, are vegetarian giants that average nearly 10 feet long and 2,200 pounds and live near the shore and in coastal waterways around much of Florida.
It also has the world's second largest population of dugongs or sea cows.
We were even able to report the first evidence of a common amphibious ancestor of modern sea cows, hyraxes and elephants that lived in shallow African waters some 65 million years ago.
We have a lot of cows in northeast Pennsylvania," Roger jokes, "but we don't have any sea cows.
Initial comparisons with fossil specimens suggest it belongs to one of two extinct species of plant-eating sirenia, also known as sea cows, according to research by Federico Panti and Paolo Forti, a member of the Palawan expedition.
The Marine Park is home to about 3,600 plant and animal species, including the rare dugongs or sea cows, sea turtles and finned fishes.