Snooty turns 68 on July 21st and visitors can join his party on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 10 am until 2 pm at the South Florida Museum for Snooty's 68th Birthday Bash & Wildlife Festival. This annual event will celebrate Snooty's 68th birthday and promote wildlife awareness. The outdoor event is held in the Spanish Plaza by the Manatee River and is FREE from 10 am to 2 pm for all Snooty's friends and fans. If you share your birthday with Snooty entrance to the Museum, Planetarium & Aquarium is also FREE.
Snooty, the local celebrity and mascot of the Bradenton Area in Florida, officially recognised by the Guinness World Records as the oldest living manatee in captivity. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (which monitors the manatee population), deaths of manatees in the wild are typically being documented before 15 years of age on average. Meaning Snooty is a pretty impressive manatee!