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National Aquarium, Baltimore Animal and Exhibit Updates

Discussion in 'United States' started by NAIB Volunteer, 25 Feb 2011.

  1. NAIB Volunteer

    NAIB Volunteer Well-Known Member

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    I thought I would begin a thread regarding animal, exhibit, and event updates.

    Upland Tropical Rainforest: Two golden lion tamarins have arrived and have been in backup since November.

    Atlantic Coral Reef: Larger predatory fish will be replaced with smaller, schooling species to better replicate a coral reef.

    Pier 4 Amphitheater: Dolphins Maya and Spirit, who where born at the National Aquarium in 2001, are pregnant thanks to Chinook who left in April to return to the Brookfield Zoo. This will be the first calf for Maya and Spirit and both are expected to give birth in April.

    Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes: The gray headed flying foxes have been showing signs of aggression as each one stakes out their own territories.

    Kelp Forest: Two wolf eels have been put on exhibit.
     
  2. NAIB Volunteer

    NAIB Volunteer Well-Known Member

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    Atlantic Coral Reef: The following animals were added to the exhibit
    • Queen Parrotfish – 1
      Redband Parrotfish – 4
      Stoplight Parrotfish – 2
      Orangespotted Filefish – 3
      Sergeant Major – 14
      Porkfish – 10
      Bluestriped Grunt – 14
      Queen Triggerfish – 1
      Puddingwife – 4
      Jackknife Fish – 19

    Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes: Two gulf saratogas are in the crocodile display.