Behind the Scenes: Whip Ray Physicals
Published April 17, 2012
In keeping with our motto to provide professional and excellent care to our animal collection, the staff of the National Aquarium Biological Programs Department Animal Planet Australia and Animal Health jointly carried out annual physical exams on our pair of fresh water whip rays this morning!
The Whip rays (Himantura dalyensis) are 9 years old and measure about 1 meter across. These stingrays are from the Daly River in Northern Territory Australia from which they got their species name.
You can check out the Whip Rays and other interesting species in our Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes exhibit in Baltimore!