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Chambered Nautilus

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Meilimonkey, 8 Mar 2015.

  1. Meilimonkey

    Meilimonkey Well-Known Member

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    I saw a chambered nautilus at the National Zoo about eight years ago, and I would hope to see them again. I am visiting the National Zoo soon, and I was wondering if they are still exhibited there.

    I checked Global Species, and I saw three or four parks worldwide held them, but Global Species is a few years outdated, so does anyone have any updated collections?
     
  2. AverageWalrus

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    National Zoo does not have them anymore, but many aquariums have them, Adventure Aquarium, Jenkinson's Aquarium, and Boston Aquarium just to name a few
     
  3. lowland anoa

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    National Zoo website says they still hold them.
     
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    They are now reasonably common in captivity, with a large number of collections holding them. The species has been enthusiastically adopted by the Sea Life chain and so are spreading within that group too.
     
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    National Zoo kept them in the Invertebrates Exhibit, which is permanently closed since last year.
     
  7. Meilimonkey

    Meilimonkey Well-Known Member

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    Dang it! I really liked the invertebrate exhibit at the National Zoo.