I got the opportunity to preview the new Turtle Canyon Exhibit at Newport Aquarium.
Turtle Canyon has more than 14 species from three continents that range in shape and size.
The Newport Aquarium has a new exhibit that gives visitors the opportunity to get up close with turtles.
The turtle are on a rotation, one day they are part of the exhibit then they take the next off. The numbers on their shells are for rotation identification.
Guests are instructed to use two fingers to pet the shell.
Turtle Canyon also hosts “Bravo”, the 85 year old Galapagos tortoise who weighs over 600 pounds. He is the largest turtle in the Midwest!
Bravo was hatched on the island of Santa Cruz and was part of the last group of tortoises exported from the Galapagos Islands.
He loves carrots as much as I love chocolate.
You have to look up close to check out the unusual nose on this turtle.
” Thunder” the 118 pound Alligator Snapper also has a new location inside Turtle Canyon. He is the oldest resident of Newport Aquarium and is believed to be more than 100 years old!
The Pancake Tortoises are the world’s fastest tortoise due to their size and shape.
The Newport Aquarium has so much to offer. I love watching the Jellyfish and walking thru the tunnels.
Adults (Ages 13+) $23
Child Admission (Ages 2-12) $15
Children under the age of 2 FREE
*Turtle Canyon is open to the public at 10am on Saturday, March 22.
You can find out more about Turtle Canyon from the Newport Aquarium website.
The Newport Aquarium is located at One Aquarium Way
Newport, KY 41071