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Dugong Descendants

Hey people!

This is Kat here, the Chief Team Spirit Manager, Blog Contributor and Idea Factory!

Do you like baby animals? Well, I’m telling you, search up baby dugongs on Google images and your jaw will drop! They are soooo cute!!! Baby dugongs, or calves, are born when the mother is 12-17 years of age. Only one calf is born per pregnancy which lasts for 14 months. A newborn calf is just over one metre long and pale brown. It can weigh up to 35kg.

Baby dugongs can swim as soon as they’re born, however, the mother makes sure to give birth to it’s child in shallow water so that the calf can breathe above the surface easily. Baby dugongs eat seagrass while still very young, although it will continue to drink its mother’s milk until it is 18 months old. The little calf will stay by her/his mother’s side, swimming above the mum’s back and communicating with trills and chirps. Cutie!

By Nick Hobgood - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, hitps://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4567721

Our team post these blogs for your entertainment and to ensure that you guys know that dugongs, even if they are slightly wrinkled and have a big snout, are wonderful and in need of our protection from the dangers that will make it extinct if we don’t act.

Have a nice day! Remember to think wild and wonderful! Subscribe (at the bottom of the home page) to receive notifications of our latest posts and fundraisers!

-Kat <3

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