Let's face it: manatees are adorable.
They're also classified as a threatened species. In addition to loss of habitat, manatees also face dangers from boats and other watercraft, which is why you may see some with scars and injuries.
When Bonnie, a momma manatee who has lived in the Florida Keys for over 20 years died from boat-related injuries, she left behind two babies who couldn't survive without her.
Scientists, law enforcement, and volunteers worked together to save these two calves.video-player-present
Back at the sanctuary, both babies will be bottle-fed and nursed back to health.video-player-present
Thanks to their rescuers, they may someday be able to live on their own in the wild.
Maybe they'll even wind up in a Calming Manatee meme. Faith in humanity restored.