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Manatee Count Is Up And How Dogs Helped Take Neanderthals Down06:37

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The manatee population is up to 6,063, which is record number, according to Florida's state wildlife commission. But with the increase in population, the blubbery marine mammals run the risk of losing their endangered status and protections.

Vicki Croke of WBUR's The Wild Life speaks with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about manatees and other animal news, including elephants and the downfall of Neanderthals.


This segment aired on March 25, 2015.

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