Animal Updates - November 8
Published November 08, 2013
White-blotched river ray in Amazon River Forest!
A white-blotched river ray has been introduced into our Amazon River Forest exhibit!
Did you know? On average, these rays are only about two feet in length! Their diet mostly consists of freshwater snails and crustaceans.
We love this close-up of our white-blotched ray from Flickr user adamcoop68.
This South American species makes its home in Brazil's Xingu river basin.
Because of their limited natural range, these rays have been especially vulnerable to habitat degradation in recent years.
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