Animal Update - May 2

Published May 02, 2014

Red-bellied Piranha's in Amazon River Forest

Ten red-bellied piranhas have been added to our Amazon River Forest exhibit!

national aquarium red-bellied piranha

Red-bellied piranhas can be found throughout the Amazon River basin. They are omnivorous scavengers, feeding mostly on a mix of insects, worms, crustaceans and smaller fish.

Although they've gained a ferocious reputation over the years, piranhas do not pose any attack risks to humans.

Be sure to check back every Friday to find out what’s happening!

Previous Post
comments powered by Disqus

Featured Stories

Introducing 48 Days of Blue!

Published April 22, 2016

Baby Sloth Update: Meet Fern

Published April 29, 2016

Related Stories

Baby Sloth Update: Meet Fern

Published April 29, 2016

A Blue View: Nudibranchs

Published April 26, 2016