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This calf was born yesterday to Qila, who herself was born at the Vancouver Aquarium 12 years ago. Special thanks to Vancouver Aquarium employee Keey Prior for bringing this to our attention.

Many people collect baseball cards, stamps, coins, comic books, rocks, fossils or nutcrackers. I believe I have opened up a whole new field of nerd-dom with my zoo and aquarium shot glass collection. Given that it is the only zoo and aquarium shot glass collection I know of, I have also decided it is the…

Walrus Rocks Out

What’s different about this than people swimming with Whale Sharks? Fundamentally… probably nothing. However, I think this falls into the lighter shades of gray that the zoo and aquarium world must operate in, and ultimately I’m OK with, for the following reasons: 1. Walrus training is fairly common and does not pose a physical threat…

Swim with Whale Sharks… at the Aquarium?

A novel approach to connecting people and animals while generating new revenue or exploitation and poor judgment from those who should know better? The Georgia Aquarium announced this morning a new program that allows regular Joe Public to swim with their famed whale sharks, among other critters, in their largest tank. For the low price…

Fish Tanks Are Hard to Clean…

…but this one must have been an absolute nightmare. Hope they had lots of sucker fish. This fabulous fish tank was once a main attraction at the Liquid Potion Lounge, a long defunct coffee bar in Evanston, IL (my sort of current hometown). As the pictures attest, the fish did actually use the bridges/tunnels (I…

Baby Manta Born in Japan

The Japanese public watched in fascination last month as the first manta ray birth in captivity was broadcast nationwide from the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. Adult manta rays are large with ,Aeuwingspans,Aeu up to 25,Aeo across. However, baby manta rays are hardly guppies, emerging from their mother after a 374 day gestation period with a 6,Aeo…