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Chattanooga Aquarium showcasing around-the-world animals this Spring

Each month a different animal will be spotlighted at the aquarium.
Guests exploring the Chattanooga Aquarium
Guests exploring the Chattanooga Aquarium(Casey Phillips | Chattanooga Aquarium)
Published: Mar. 2, 2021 at 1:17 PM EST
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WVLT) -The Chattanooga Aquarium announced it will be showcasing thousands of animals from every habitat at its aquarium this Spring.

According to a release, beginning on March 5, the aquarium will be kicking off its showcase with a Global Passport.

The showcase will be year long ensuring each continent’s animals are given a chance to be spotlighted.

The aquarium says the program kicks off with emphasis on North American wildlife, from playful River Otters and dinosaur-like Alligator Snapping Turtles to long-snooted Paddlefish.

The following animals will be spotlighted at the aquarium each month:

  • April (South America): Stunning Electric Eels, toothy Piranhas and toxically beautiful Poison Dart Frogs
  • May (Asia): Colossal Japanese Spider Crabs, snippy Chinese Big-Headed Turtles and perfectly patterned Koi
  • June (Africa): Scaly African Dwarf Crocodile, psychedelic Panther Chameleons and acrobatic Ring-tailed Lemurs
  • July (Oceania): Sleek Eastern Fiddler Rays, lanky Australian Snake-necked Turtles and vibrant Indo-Pacific reef fish
  • August (Europe): Stately Russian Sturgeon and spotted Brown Trout
  • September (Antarctica): Plucky Gentoo and Macaroni Penguins

Beginning March 12, the aquarium’s hours of operation will expand to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., from April 2 to 11 it will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Click the link here to purchase tickers and for more information.

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