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Celebrating the First International Sawfish Day

Celebrating the First International Sawfish Day

| October 9, 2017

The Inaugural International Sawfish Day, highlighted in the last issue of EcoCurrents, will soon be upon us! Following many months of presentations around the world and lots of coordination with public aquariums, researchers and field conservation folks, The Dallas World Aquarium will host an International Sawfish Celebration here at DWA from 10:00 am – 2:00 […]

Dwarf Caimans Hatch at The DWA

Dwarf Caimans Hatch at The DWA

| October 9, 2017

The Dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus) is the smallest of all living crocodilian species. Adults barely reach a maximum length of six feet. The species occurs in the wet lands and humid forests in the South American Amazon. Females are smaller than males and surprisingly they lay eggs almost as big as larger crocodiles and alligators. […]

Hummingbirds and The DWA

Hummingbirds and The DWA

| October 9, 2017

Founded by the Hummingbird Conservancy Foundation, La Mesenia is a natural reserve dedicated to the conservation, research and observation of native bird species in the southeast of the Department of Antioquia in Colombia. It is located mainly in the municipalities of Jardín and Andes, in Antioquia, but also has lands in Caldas, Risaralda and Chocó. […]

For Your Information

For Your Information

| October 9, 2017

AVIAN BREEDING CENTER The DWA acquired off-premise properties in January-March 2012. After major renovation, the buildings provide storage and a breeding center. The sites also offer open land for horticulture, green house and/or future growth as needed. The 1.7 acres has 12,700 square feet state-of-the-art facilities that house an exemplary neotropical avian center. It is […]

White-Throated Wood Quail

White-Throated Wood Quail

| July 21, 2017

As a species that is often heard more than it is seen, the White-throated wood quail (Odontophorus leucolaemus) is well-known for its rapid, pitch-changing song. They are dark brown, with black sides on the face and breast, and white plumage on the throat. They forage in groups of 10 to 15 individuals along the forest […]

Creating Awareness for Sawfish – The First International Sawfish Day

Creating Awareness for Sawfish – The First International Sawfish Day

| July 21, 2017

Since their arrival more than 10 years ago, the Largetooth sawfish, Pristis pristis, have been something of an oddity here at The Dallas World Aquarium. While most people can identify them as a relative of the sharks, if you spend any length of time in the Cenote exhibit you will hear people describe them as […]

XXIV Latin American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquarium Congress

XXIV Latin American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquarium Congress

| July 21, 2017

Between May 29 and June 2, the XXIV Congress of the Latin American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (ALPZA) was held at the Convention Center of La Habana – Cuba. The Congress was attended by representatives of 12 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Chile, Panama, Peru and Mexico, as well as other regions of […]

Sharing to Help Save Endangered Species

Sharing to Help Save Endangered Species

| July 21, 2017

In May, The Dallas World Aquarium was represented at the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine in Cancun, Mexico. This conference is an opportunity to share current information in the field and ensure our standards of aquatic animal medicine remain at the highest level by discussing current topics with experts in the field. We shared […]

Texas Two Step CPR

Texas Two Step CPR

| February 6, 2017
Earth Day 2015 Manatee Release

Earth Day 2015 Manatee Release

| April 30, 2015

In February 2008, The Dallas World Aquarium was contacted requesting assistance with four orphaned Amazonian manatees (Trichechus inunguis) in Iquitos, Peru. On Earth Day (April 22) 2011, the first of those rescued, and fully rehabilitated manatees were released into protected natural areas. As of Earth Day this year, 15 of the endangered manatees have been […]