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Manatee Rescue Team
Florida is alive with cute, cuddly little animals called manatees. But unless we do something, they won’t last long. In recent years, people have tried to help manatees with the help of specially-designed ambulances.
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Florida is alive with cute, cuddly little animals called manatees. But unless we do something, they won’t last long.

Manatees are constantly being injured – or killed – from boat motors. Plus, they’re always curious, and thus getting into trouble. In recent years, people have tried to help manatees with the help of specially-designed ambulances.

My manatee ambulance is packed with equipment, besides the fact that it looks good on the outside too.

Notice the nifty gas tank and the mud flaps. And obviously, the decals were hand-drawn.


My truck is considerably large, but this is necessary when it comes to rescuing a manatee. As a matter of fact – just like in real life – these ambulances can be used to transport dolphins and even baby whales to and from aquariums to be nursed back to health. Afterwards, they are returned to the sea.


Notice the enormous rear end. Lots of bright warning signs tell traffic to be careful, and a huge bumper keeps the truck from getting too big a shock if a car runs into it.


A large air conditioner top decorates the roof.

If you think you’ve seen it all, let’s venture into the interiors.

Can you see the manatee being nursed by that specially-trained professional?

The inside is packed: three crewmembers, a bunch of computers to monitor the manatee, and a water capsule with a sprayer to keep the manatee wet. Otherwise, he’d die in minutes.


Notice that the manatee is chained onto the stretcher, just in case he tries to roll over. This is very dangerous: in 2003, a manatee ambulance carrying a dolphin was tipped over simply because the dolphin tried to move. All but the driver were killed.




Once the ambulance arrives at an aquarium – or the ocean – all three crewmembers (and the driver) guide the stretcher to its destination.




Here you can see a close-up of my manatee. You can tell it was hastily made without looking at the real thing, because only now did I realize that a manatee doesn’t have a split tail. Otherwise, though, doesn’t it look cute?


Saving wildlife is a job that everyone needs to be interested in. Please applaud for the excellent examples set by Bob, John, Sarah, and Mike!



Thanks for taking a bit of your precious time to consider the natural world. Now you may resume your video games of planetary destruction. Good bye!



Comments

 I like it 
  March 27, 2010
Ok... ITS AMAZING i just love it and the manatee is awesome! 100/10
 I made it 
  November 2, 2009
Quoting Amanda . To me this is easily one of the best MOCs on this site. I love manatee and I love this MOC. Make some more manatee ones!!
Hah I should, shouldn't I? Glad you like it :)
 I like it 
  November 1, 2009
To me this is easily one of the best MOCs on this site. I love manatee and I love this MOC. Make some more manatee ones!!
 I like it 
  December 21, 2008
Good idea. People aren't aware of this problem. Nice work. Keep building!!!
 I like it 
  October 22, 2008
Bloody Duugongs(Manatee), i hate them things! too, FAT ~Martin
 I like it 
  October 22, 2008
Bloody Duugongs(Manatee), i hate them things! too, FAT ~Martin
Stephen Abbott
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Aaron Stoppa
  June 7, 2008
I LOVE IT!!!!! So Much Attention to detail, also representing a good standpoint! Superb
 I like it 
  May 24, 2008
beautiful, not only the creation itself but also it's meaning and what is stands for
 I like it 
  May 24, 2008
Seeing as those people aren't from green"peace" or PETA, that manitee should be in good hands! Adding an interior to the ambulance was a good idea.
 I like it 
  May 24, 2008
This moc was very well put together, I enjoyed your information on manatee's. Your ambulance design is very good. I like the detail, both inside and out of the ambulance. Nice work!
 I like it 
  May 24, 2008
This has to be the only one of these on here. Very original and very good. Keep up he great work.
 
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