ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The Mercy Kids Stingray at Caribbean Cove will open at the St. Louis Zoo on April 18th. The exhibit will feature cownose rays and southern stingrays, horseshoe crabs, bonnethead shark, brown-banded and white-spotted bamboo sharks in a 17,000-gallon warm saltwater.
Zoo goers will be encouraged to touch the animals in the pool as they swim by, as part of an interactive education exhibit. The 20 inch deep will feature a waterfall and a state-of-the-art life support system.
Zoo employees will be on hand to help visitors and share information about the animals in Stingray at Caribbean Cove.
The Zoo’s Education Department is planning several programs for children and adults throughout the summer. Some programs include A Day with the Rays, Wake up with the Rays, Family and Scout Overnights, Camp KangaZoo and more. To register for programs, visit www.stlzoo.org/education or call (314) 646-4544.
The exhibit will be open through September 28, 2014.
Admission to Stingrays at Caribbean Cove is $4 per person.