NEW ANIMALS

Look for these amazing new animals on your next visit to Newport Aquarium!

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MEET THREE NEW SAND TIGER SHARKS!

Meet the three NEW Sand Tiger Sharks making their home in the Surrounded by Sharks exhibit! The 2 males and 1 female are part of a world-wide Species Survival Plan coordinated through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Biologists and Aquarists working with these critically endangered sharks will share data and research with the ultimate goal of saving them from extinction. These giant sharks measure up between 6 and 7 feet long. You’ll easily be able to pick them out from the other sharks by their big toothy grin!

Let’s welcome the NEW Sand Tiger Sharks to Newport Aquarium with their own special names!

HELP NAME THEM

NEW CALIFORNIA HORN SHARK!

See the NEW California Horn Shark now in Shark Central! Easy to find in the touch tank, the adorable California Horn Shark is light brown with pinkish hues and dark spots. It is a member of the bullhead family known for a broad head, small mouth and short snout. They can get up to 4 feet in length when fully grown.

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NEW BABY ORINOCO CROCODILES

Meet 3 baby Orinoco Crocodiles, one of the rarest reptiles in the world! In partnership with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Newport Aquarium is raising these young animals in their temporary home in Gator Alley. Once the babies grow-up to over 3 feet long, they’ll be transported back to Venezuela where they’ll help with breeding of wild populations of these critically endangered animals.

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