Snooty, world's oldest known manatee, dies aged 69 in 'heartbreaking accident' (theguardian.com)
Updated at 2017-07-24 04:31:33 UTC
By Martin Pengelly
Snooty, the world’s oldest known manatee, died on Sunday at his Florida home, a day after celebrating his 69th birthday.
In a statement, South Florida Museum chief executive Brynne Anne Besio said Snooty’s death appeared to be “a heartbreaking accident” and added that staff were “devastated”.