Archive for April, 2012

The Mountain Toucan

The Mountain Toucan

April 17, 2012

The Plate-billed mountain toucan (Andigena laminirostris) is a species found in the moist, montane forest on the west Andean slopes, in northwestern Ecuador and southwestern Colombia.  These active, noisy birds have striking shades of blues, reds, browns, greens, yellows and other bright colors.  Although the Toco may have the most recognizable and longest bill of […]

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Pesquet’s Parrot

Pesquet’s Parrot

April 17, 2012

The newest addition to our growing collection of parrots at The Dallas World Aquarium is the rare and striking Pesquet’s parrot (Psittrichas fulgidus).  Found in the hills and lower montane forests of New Guinea, the Pesquet’s parrot is one of three parrots worldwide with a bare featherless face.  These frugivores have acquired this trait through […]

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Manati And Ayurami

Manati And Ayurami

April 17, 2012

It has been 15 years since the first manatee (Manati) was rescued from the hands of people who sought to use its meat as food, and 14 years since the second manatee (Ayurami) accidentally dropped in the nets of fishermen in the area of the Cienaga de Los Olivitos, Lake of Maracaibo, Venezuela.  Since then, […]

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Grupo Pakal

Grupo Pakal

April 17, 2012

In the summer of 2004, prior to the opening of Mundo Maya in August, Ricardo Alarcón and Nancy Wright, began GRUPO PAKAL, MAYAN PERFORMING ARTS.  Grupo Pakal appeared twice for special events at the DWA, before becoming regular weekend performers in December 2004.  During the past seven years, their performances have been enjoyed on weekends, […]

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Earth Day in Peru 2012

Earth Day in Peru 2012

April 9, 2012

Earth Day celebration at the DWA was once again an international experience. This year we participated in the release of three Amazonian manatees (Trichchus inunguis). After the release of five manatees in 2011, this event was equally exciting because we knew the efforts in rehabilitating the animals were succeeding and those previously released had made […]

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