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Maintaining the Tropics in a Less-Than-Tropical Environment

Maintaining the Tropics in a Less-Than-Tropical Environment

| April 11, 2014

Whether you originated in the Northern states, or are a Texas native, it is safe to assume that we can all come to the same consensus – this winter was a rough one. Aside from the extra layers of clothing and unpleasant driving conditions, subfreezing temperatures and prolonged cold spells are a cause for concern […]

Diving into Conservation

Diving into Conservation

| April 11, 2014

Since its founding, The Dallas World Aquarium has been involved in a number of conservation initiatives, which are related to the animals displayed in our exhibits. Many of these programs are focused on ecosystems in Central and South America. Recently, we have become involved in programs a little closer to home that focus on important […]

American Crocodile Conservation in Mexico

American Crocodile Conservation in Mexico

| April 11, 2014

The DWA is participating in a new conservation project that involves three species of Crocodylia in Mexico: Chiapas’ caiman (Caiman crocodilus chiapasius), Morelet’s crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii) and the American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus). During February, Luis Sigler, Conservation Biologist at the DWA, attended a workshop in Chiapas, presenting information about the dynamics, recent research, recovery and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Spooky Critters

Spooky Critters

| September 29, 2013

As autumn approaches we generally begin to experience cooler temperatures, shorter days and often the beauty of nature’s fall colors. Farmers begin harvesting crops and even animals in cold climates start gathering food for the long winter months. People of different cultures around the world celebrate this season with rites, festivals and celebrations of the […]

OCTOBER: Pumpkins.  Cooler Temperatures. And Crocodiles?

OCTOBER: Pumpkins. Cooler Temperatures. And Crocodiles?

| September 29, 2013

“In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we have been taught.” – Baba Dioum With another school year underway, it seems appropriate to take a minute to consider the importance of education. Around the country students are sitting down […]