Breeding herds consist of one cow in estrus accompanied by several bulls.
Cows do not form permanent bonds with bulls.
There is no marked sexual dimorphism other than the position of the genital openings.
Intervals between births range from two to five years.
On average, one calf is born every two to five years and twins are rare.
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They mistook her for a manitee because to them she looked like one.
The precocious calves are able to swim with their mothers within minutes of birth.
While we know the basics of manatee reproduction, researchers admit there is still a great deal to learn about.