Animal Update - February 14
Published February 14, 2014
New Discus in the Amazon River Forest!
We've added discus to our Flooded Forest gallery within the Amazon River Forest exhibit!
Found in slow-moving freshwater, discus live in tributaries in the Amazon River Basin. Schools of discus fish hide in underwater debris to avert predators.
Did you know? These fish are great parents. Both mom and dad will guard the eggs, fanning them with their fins and picking off any that go bad to keep the clutch from growing fungus.
Be sure to check back every Friday to find out what’s happening!