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Tennessee Aquarium List of Species On Exhibit 10/4/18

Discussion in 'United States' started by geomorph, 5 Jan 2019.

  1. BigNate

    BigNate Well-Known Member

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    It’s in Chattanooga. I’m planning on visiting at least a couple time because the college I plan on attending is only 30 minutes away:D
     
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    geomorph Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I'm glad you enjoyed the list, it can be a chore to read through, much easier to skim! Before visiting, I did not realize what a turtle powerhouse this facility is; it certainly helped me log many species for the 2018 North American Zoochat Challenge. I had a great visit and it was everything others had described, including yourself!
     
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    Tennessee Aquarium certainly has a lot of turtles but the most I've ever seen was when I visited the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium on my summer 2014 road trip and there was a special exhibit gallery (temporary) devoted to turtles and tortoises and throughout the aquarium I saw an absolutely staggering 74 different species.

    Turtles: Secrets of the Shell – Here are the 74 species: African Dwarf Mud Turtle, African Forest Turtle, African Pancake Tortoise, Alligator Snapping Turtle*, American Red-Bellied Turtle, Annam Leaf Turtle, Asian Brown Tortoise, Asian Softshell Turtle, Asian Yellow Pond Turtle, Aubry’s Flapshell Turtle, Australian Snake-Necked Turtle, Black Greek Tortoise, Barbour’s Map Turtle*, Caspian Pond Turtle, Central American Painted Turtle, Chaco Tortoise, Chinese Big-Headed Turtle, Chinese Three-Keeled Pond Turtle, Common Helmeted Tortoise, Diamondback Terrapin, East African Serrated Mud Turtle, Eastern Box Turtle, Eastern Pond Turtle, Elongated Tortoise, Fly River Turtle, Four-Eyed Turtle, Geoffrey’s Side-Necked Turtle, Giant Asian Pond Turtle, Giant South American River Turtle, Golden Thread Turtle, Gopher Tortoise, Hamilton’s (Spotted) Pond Turtle, Hieroglyphic River Cooter, Japanese Pond Turtle, Leopard Tortoise, Malaysian Pond Turtle, Mata Mata, Murray River Turtle*, New Guinea Snapping Turtle, Nile Softshell Turtle, Northern Australia Snapping Turtle, Ouchita Map Turtle*, Pacific Pond Turtle, Peninsula Cooter, Razorback Musk Turtle*, Red-Bellied Short-Neck Turtle, Red-Checked Mud Turtle, Red-Eared Slider, Red-Headed Amazon River Turtle, Reimann’s Snake-Neck Turtle, Savanna Side-Necked Turtle, Saw-Shelled Turtle, Schultze’s Side-Neck Turtle*, Scorpion Mud Turtle, Short-Necked Turtle, Smooth Softshell Turtle*, Spiny Hill Turtle, Spiny Softshell Turtle*, Southeast Asian Box Turtle, Spot-Bellied Side-Necked Turtle, Spotted Turtle, Star Tortoise, Stinkpot Turtle*, Striped Mud Turtle, Texas Tortoise, Tuberculate Toad-Headed Turtle, West African Mud Turtle, Western Toad-Headed Turtle, Wood Turtle, Yellow-Bellied Slider, Yellow-Blotched Map Turtle, Yellow-Headed Temple Turtle, Yellow Mud Turtle* and Yellow-Spotted Amazon River Turtle.

    • * These species are found elsewhere in the aquarium.
     
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  4. geomorph

    geomorph Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    River Giants is a nice exhibit, with a good variety of large inhabitants that seem to occupy different depths. For some reason there are a few sunken fence elements, I did not really understand the point of that.

    The freshwater theme is very clearly expressed throughout and is cohesive. Definitely keep this facility on your wish list!
     
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    geomorph Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Definitely no signs for those species, although I wouldn't be surprised if the cooter is somewhere in there unsigned (not that I saw any evidence of sloppy signage).
     
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    Damn all are species I've always wanted to see at the aquarium since I first heard about its existence. Obviously that was at least a decade ago, though, so not surprised some oddities have gone now.

    Still probably in my top 5 aquariums I want to visit along with Georgia, Monterey Bay, Shedd, and Lisbon in Portugal.

    ~Thylo