The manatee Guacara dies after 14 years in rehabilitation in Puerto Rico

The Manatee Conservation Center of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico announced this Friday the death of the manatee Guacarawho lived there for 14 years after being rescued in 2008 in Wakulla County, Florida.

“The most important thing is that Guacara, being a Florida manatee, contributed to the conservation of the Puerto Rican manatee, because he served as an ambassador for the species.“, thousands of people met him and learned about his history, how motor and propeller boats can make them year old, and what that entails,” shared the oceanographer. Antonio MignucciCenter Director.

Mignucci explained to The new day that the cost of care and maintenance of each manatee that is in rehabilitation amounts to about $100,000 a year. In order to operate, he estimated that the facility on the Interamericana must raise about $750,000 a year.