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Aquarium opened on September 20, 2018.We have had a great attendance rate and we have met our goals.We plan to constantly add new animals and change our exhibits to keep it new and exciting for our guests, and to bring people back.We have many field trips booked and plan to book summer camps and bus tours as well.”

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Guests visiting the aquarium can imagine being in the deep surrounded by different species of fish, sharks, stingrays, octopus and other sea creatures. They will be able to feel and feed stingrays and see how they interact amongst one another. As the sharks swim by, you’ll be able to appreciate their immense power, but come to know the important role they play in the ocean. And, to many, the giant Pacific octopus is one of the most interesting creatures in the sea. Grosvenor’s weighs about 25 pounds (11 kg) and extends about eight feet tip to tip if stretched out. They are highly intelligent, can camouflage and defend themselves from predators better than most, and can crawl or swim.

In the reptile den visitors will come to understan how sometimes things that crawl and slither often people to feel uncomfortable and even make the “I decided to add reptiles to make it different to y aquarium,” Grosvenor says, “It gives guest the op learn and see a larger variety of animals.”

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There are 20 to 30 different types of snakes, inc anacondas and emerald tree boas. Also featured chameleons, geckos and lizards. In another sectio will find alligators, crocodiles, and turtles, including mata turtles, alligator snapping turtles and fly river t However, they should not be intimidated by Brutus or frightened by Bella the Boa. Instead, they will g understanding of their vitality in natural habitats. Th that reptiles are usually egg-laying vertebrates and


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threatened by the loss of habitat and predation of their eggs, resulting in the decline in the reptile population. Here they can focus on the positive aspects of reptiles and how critical they are to the ecosystem .

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“People enjoy visiting the aquarium because it is an exciting, educational, and fun experience for both adults and children,” notes Grosvenor. “We have many conservational shows throughout the day. At the end of every have the opportunity to touch a reptile which is very exciting to gs are very popular, it’s great to see the excitement of the guest e the alligator feeding or the shark feeding. Our giant pacific ctopus feeding is very popular also, she is very intelligent and open a jar to get her lunch. Another exciting exhibit that our sts love are the touch tanks, some get to touch a starfish, emone, or even a stingray for the very first time.Many of our imals and tanks are very popular. I would have to say that the ost popular attractions are the shark tank, Coral the octopus, nd the Sting Ray Bay touch tank.”

Grosvenor’s favourite attraction? “The Sting Ray Bay Touch Ta s touch tanks is not only full of multiple types of stingrays. It is also ome to some small species of sharks such as horn sharks.” With the success of the Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den, venor is now looking into opening other facilities. As for why it led the Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den, it turns out that nton is called the Electric City because America's first electric- ated trolley system was developed there in 1886.While the line longer in commission, the nickname stuck. Now we know .


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