MYSTIC AQUARIUM: THE JOINT IS JUMPING ON LEAP DAY
Mystic Aquarium Announces Development of New Frogs! Exhibit
Mystic, Conn. (February 29, 2016): In celebration of Leap Day, Mystic Aquarium announced the development of a new exhibit entitled frogs! Set to open over Memorial Day weekend 2016, the 1,000 square foot exhibit will feature more than 30 different species of frogs and other amphibians from around the world. The unique date provided the perfect opportunity for Mystic Aquarium to announce their future plans as species conservation continues to be at the forefront of their stated mission.
The frogs! exhibit, which is currently under construction, will introduce Mystic Aquarium’s guests to the funky features of frogs, including their amazing adaptations. Species on exhibit will include dart frogs, African clawed frogs,bullfrogs, fire-bellied toads, giant waxy monkey frogs, golden poison frogs, lemur leaf frogs, Mexican giant tree frogs, mossy frogs, ornate horned frog, red-eye tree frogs, tomato frog andbird poop frogs. Through hands-on experiences and digital interactives, guests will be transformed and transfixed by these unique animals.
Frogs come in all shapes, sizes, and colors but one thing that they have in common is that their very existence is threatened. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ has identified amphibians as being the most threatened vertebrate group assessed so far, with around 41% at risk of extinction.
The new exhibit will allow Mystic Aquarium to take a huge leap forward in educating guests on the beauty and wonder of frogs found both locally and globally. frogs! will educate guests about the many reasons why amphibians around the world are in peril, what they can do to help protect them, and how they can join Mystic Aquarium in its effort to conserve our local species.