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Lupita, Juana and Pepe rediscovering freedom

Bayahibe - Last Sunday June 27 was a historic day for the Dominican Republic, the liberation of the three manatees Juana, Pepe and Lupita became a reality. At 10 in the morning an emotional ceremony began, where the tears were mixed with the salty water of the artificial bay where for six months the three animals were prepared so that they can have a second chance in freedom.

This project led by the Ministry of the Environment, the National Aquarium and Fundemar, marks a milestone in the conservation of the Antillean manatee, a critically endangered species.

Around 11 in the morning, the cables that supported the metal fence were cut, and the plastic tanks were removed by technicians and divers to complete the adaptation phase to the wildlife of Juana, Pepe and Lupita.


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