Archive for January, 2010

Swimming Dragons Invade Orinoco

Swimming Dragons Invade Orinoco

January 6, 2010

When we mention dragons here at The Dallas World Aquarium, we are generally referring to the seadragons for which we are well known. However, frequent visitors to our facility will notice some changes along the pathway of the Orinoco Secrets of the River exhibit. Just below the Andean Heights, as the path from the Giant […]

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Horned Guan

Horned Guan

January 6, 2010

The Horned guan (Oreophasis derbianus) is probably one of the most peculiar birds of the world. It is the only survivor of a very ancient lineage of the order Craciformes, and the only member in the monotypic genus Oreophasis. It is unmistakable with its black and white plumage and its unique red horn of bare […]

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Baby Blue

Baby Blue

January 6, 2010

As you enter The Dallas World Aquarium, it is difficult to miss the little penguins swimming in their pool, or basking on the rocks in their outdoor exhibit that overlooks the South Africa exhibit where the larger Black-footed penguins live. Commonly known as Fairy or Blue penguins (Eudyptula minor), they stand 14 to 16 inches […]

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Records With Rupicola

Records With Rupicola

January 6, 2010

As DWA guests begin their visit in the Orinoco Rainforest, they might notice a rather mysterious place, beyond the waterfall and behind the tall coconut palm that grows on Monkey Island. A section of the rainforest has been isolated from the rest of it by aviary netting. This very tall area is shrouded with vines, […]

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