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Manatee Center, Motobu-cho

3.4
#5 of 11 in Zoos & Aquariums in Okinawa Prefecture
Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
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Watch two huge manatees play or munch on heads of lettuce underwater at Manatee Center. A short walk from the main aquarium building of Okinawa Churaumi's Ocean Expo Park, the site offers close-up views of these graceful creatures free of charge. Observe this endangered species that spawned many mermaid legends from above the tank or from the underwater viewing room. Work out when and for how long to visit Manatee Center and other Motobu-cho attractions using our handy Motobu-cho trip builder site.
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  • The tanks are too small for them. They were separately located in individual tank. All of them were so lonely and swim at the same rhythm all the time. 
    The tanks are too small for them. They were separately located in individual tank. All of them were so lonely and swim at the same rhythm all the time.  more »
  • They were kept in tiny tanks for decades. I feel sad for them seeing their situation and feel they deserve better! 
    They were kept in tiny tanks for decades. I feel sad for them seeing their situation and feel they deserve better!  more »
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  • Depressing. Pool is too small for such large creatures.
  • The pool wasn't as big as expected. Manatees were fun to watch though

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