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State Archives of Florida
Manatee "Lorelei" at Miami Seaquarium - Miami, Florida .
Series 236, Box 4, FF78
Image caption reads: History was made at the Miami Seaquarium on May 3, 1975 when the manatee Juliet gave birth to a 35-pound baby female at 10:40am. Lorelei, as she later came to be called, is the first manatee ever conceived and born in captivity. She is now one-year old and in excellent health, weighing just under 200 pounds. She eats lettuce and other produce and drinks fresh water as well as nursing from her mother. Her parents, Romeo and Juliet, have lived at the Seaquarium for 19 years. Officials first noted the pregnancy when the animals were moved to the Celebrity Pool in December, 1974. Before this they had been living in a smaller, shallow pool on Seaquarium grounds.
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Manatee "Lorelei" at Miami Seaquarium - Miami, Florida . 1975. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/117151>, accessed 28 September 2021.
Manatee "Lorelei" at Miami Seaquarium - Miami, Florida . 1975. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/117151>.