Manatees - Good Luck Minis®
Although not the sleekest sea dwellers, it’s thought that Manatees may have contributed to the legend of mermaids. In any case, they are fascinating creatures, and they become more fascinating as genetic analysis reveals mysteries. While it would be easy to look at a Manatee and assume it’s related to the walrus, the closest living relatives of Manatees are elephants and aardvarks. Yes, long-nosed land-based mammals are the Manatee’s next of kin. The only remaining shared characteristics are the lack of a collar bone and nails rather than claws.