Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Dugongs

Dugong (c) Stefano Taffettani
The gentle dugong is the only sea-living mammal that is vegetarian

Dugongs are slow-moving and gentle, and the only vegetarian marine mammal. 

Also known as the sea cow, the dugong belongs to a group of animals known as Sirenians because according to legend sailors used to mistake them as mermaids.  Dugongs are perhaps Africa‚Äôs most endangered large mammal and a vulnerable target to hunting for meat, accidental capture in nets and destruction of their seagrass habitat.  Born Free is taking action in Tanzania to protect them.

Part of the Marine Campaign

Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906


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