Snooty

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An outside review has determined that the drowning death of Snooty the Manatee could have been prevented.

South Florida Museum CEO Brynne Anne Besio announced the findings Thursday in Bradenton after a review by animal welfare attorney James Gesualdi.

Manatee County Historical Records Library, Bradenton Herald Archives

Next month, the South Florida Museum will host an open house for the public to remember what was the world's oldest living manatee in captivity.

Snooty the manatee, who died in an accident last month, will be remembered on Sept. 10, from noon to 5 p.m., at the Parker Manatee Aquarium at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton. 

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A Florida group trying to preserve Confederate monuments is backing a new effort: erecting a statue of Snooty the manatee.

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Snooty, the longest living manatee in captivity, died Sunday in Bradenton, a day after a huge party to celebrate his 69th birthday, according to the South Florida Museum.