Florida Zoo Stingray Habitat To Reopen A Year After 12 Rays Found Dead

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TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) — ZooTampa astatine Lowry Park is reopening a stingray situation that was closed past outpouring aft 12 of the rays were recovered dead.

The reimagined state-of-the-art mentation of Stingray Bay volition unfastened astatine the extremity of 2022, allowing guests to erstwhile again interaction and provender rays, WTSP-TV reported.

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Zoo officials accidental the 34,000-gallon renovated situation volition beryllium location to cownose and confederate rays. The walls volition beryllium debased capable for young children to scope into the water, but the animals volition person plentifulness of country to fell and rest.

A confederate stingray (Photo by Daniel Reinhardt/picture confederation via Getty Images)

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Last May, zookeepers arrived 1 greeting to find that 7 cownose rays, 4 confederate rays and 1 Atlantic ray had died mysteriously successful the habitat, officials said. No different animals were successful the exhibit.

Workers couldn’t instantly find thing incorrect with the instrumentality oregon the h2o quality. Tests aboriginal determined that a supersaturation lawsuit had caused state bubbles wrong the rays, akin to the bends successful quality scuba divers.

Officials person said the remodeled Stingray Bay volition see safeguards and caller procedures to forestall a akin incidental from happening successful the future.

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