Archive for December, 2013

Australian Lungfish

Australian Lungfish

December 29, 2013

Thought of as a potential precursor in the evolution of amphibians, the lungfish is an interesting and primitive animal. A freshwater fish that has evolved to survive in areas prone to long periods of drought, lungfish have developed several characteristics that allow them to thrive in environments where water is either scarce or contains very […]

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Birds-of-Paradise

Birds-of-Paradise

December 29, 2013

Approximately 60% of all birds are included in the Passeriformes order. Most people are familiar with more common passerine birds such as the sparrow, crow, mockingbird, cardinal and grackle. At the other end of the spectrum in the same order of birds, are the little known, seldom displayed birds-of-paradise. Found in the South Pacific, particularly […]

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An Event to Remember!

An Event to Remember!

December 29, 2013

The annual Holiday Event at the DWA was early this year – Monday, December 2nd. Having just finished Thanksgiving, we were reminded that we should each count our blessings and make the holiday season a time for helping those less fortunate. For the seventh consecutive year, DWA employees opted to replace their typical holiday party […]

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That’s A Wrap! – CroctoberFest 2013

That’s A Wrap! – CroctoberFest 2013

December 29, 2013

If you visited the DWA earlier this fall, you may have noticed some signage for our CroctoberFest event which was held on Saturday, October 19th. Events and activities were set up around the Aquarium in an effort to increase awareness of crocodiles and crocodilian conservation and to help raise funds to support the AZA’s Crocodile […]

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Palace of the Eagle

Palace of the Eagle

December 9, 2013

As visitors proceed down the path in the Orinoco Rainforest, over the exhibit for the Orinoco crocodiles, they eventually overlook the flock of Caribbean flamingoes in their lagoon in the adjoining Mundo Maya Rainforest, a sort of “shop window” preview of what they will see at close range later on. If one looks straight ahead, […]

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