2014 Recap: New Additions

It’s been a year full of new faces for the National Aquarium. Here’s a look back at the additions we welcomed to the Aquarium family this year:

Published December 18, 2014

On Valentine’s Day, a baby Australian snapping turtle was born (and seven more shortly thereafter).

australian-snapping-turtle

And just this past October, we said hello to four big-headed Amazon River turtle hatchlings—believed to be the first time these turtles were bred in a North American collection.

turtle

Over the summer, we welcomed a baby Hosmer’s skink to our Australia exhibit.

baby skink

In addition, two baby Mertens’ water monitors were born in June and August, after an incredible 200+ days of incubation!

Mertens’ water monitor

We can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store—stay tuned!

Previous Post

Featured Stories

Animal Update: Cockatiels Chicks

We have cockatiel chicks in Australia: Wild Extremes!

Read the full story

Read to Reef Book Club Returns!

In partnership with Enoch Pratt Free Library, we’re pleased to announce that another season of the Read to Reef book club starts today!

Read the full story

Related Stories

Our Favorite Facts About Pufferfish

Published March 14, 2017

Animal Update: Lion’s Mane Jellyfish

Published March 10, 2017