Zoo opens "Stingray Bay"
The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum are proud to announce the opening of its newest exhibit and animal encounter, Stingray Bay. This new addition to the Zoo will open to the public on Tuesday, March 6, beginning at 10 a.m.
Stingray Bay features a variety of free-swimming stingrays in a 30 x 12 foot oval shaped temperature controlled, 6,700 gallon saltwater pool. Observation panels are placed along the tank sides so guests can watch the animals swim; and during scheduled times, guests are able to reach into the pool and feel the stingrays as they pass by.
In addition to stingrays, Stingray Bay also houses a vast collection of aquatic species such as horseshoe crabs, starfish, sea urchins, fiddler fish, clown fish, sharks, living coral, and much more.
Stingray Bay is the River Region’s only interactive aquatic exhibit where guests can view live stingrays and have the opportunity to touch and feed them. This new exhibit is located adjacent to the Mann Wildlife Learning Museum along the path leading to the Zoo’s Chimpanzee exhibit.
Stingray Bay is a fully enclosed exhibit with the building being over 2,500 square feet. The building foundation is made of 68 cubic yards of concrete in the slab and footers, and reinforced with three tons of steel. On beautiful days, the outside can be let in by opening three large access doors at the front of the exhibit.