Scientific name: Dugong dugon
Common name: Sea cows
Weight: Over 800 pounds
Length: 3 meters (Nearly 10 ft)
Description: Cousin of manatees; plump, with dolphin fluke-like tails
Habitat: Ocean; can be found in Coastal East Africa and the Coral Triangle (includes the waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and Solomon Islands)
Population: Tens of thousands of dugongs in northern Australia/Papua New Guinea; thousands can also be found in Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arabian Emirates.
Source: WWF, IUCN
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