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National Aquarium: 2015 Baby Recap

2015 was a year full of new additions for the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

March:

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Felize, a new baby sloth was welcomed to the aquarium’s Upland Tropical Rainforest exhibit. By nature, sloths are nocturnal animals. Slow moving, they spend much of their time asleep within the trees.

July:

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Staff constructed a mesh platform under the nest of their pair of pied imperial pigeons to increase the nest’s stability. These efforts paid off when the pair welcomed a hatchling in July.

July:

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July also brought the hatching of two Atlantic Puffin chicks, Penne and Valjean. They can now be seen in the North Atlantic to the Pacific exhibit.

October:

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Found throughout the rocky plains of Australia’s Northern Territory, a Knob-Tailed Gecko hatched at the National Aquarium in October. These nocturnal hunters keep sheltered during the day, coming out after dark to prey on insects, spiders, even scorpions.

November:

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National Aquarium is one of many institutions across the country that rehabilitates sea turtle hatchlings with their release to the wild being the ultimate goal.  Their newest addition arrived in November as part of The North Carolina Aquarium’s Loggerhead Head Start program.




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