February 23, 2009
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas— This April, visitors to the Texas State Aquarium will experience raptors and birds of prey in a whole new way! Eagle Pass, the latest addition to Conservation Cove, promotes a strong message of backyard conservation. All of the raptors featured in this exhibit were rescued and rehabilitated at the Texas State Aquarium. Perhaps the most regal raptor of the exhibit is Grace, a bald eagle. Rehabilitated in Alaska, Grace was deemed non-releasable and will have a home in Eagle Pass, where visitors can get a personal look at America’s bird, something you may not be able to doin the wild.
Conservation Cove is a three-year expansion project of the Aquarium’s outdoor exhibit plaza, including otters, sea turtles, alligators, and raptors. The project began in 2006 with the Hawn Wild Flight Theater, which opened in April of 2007. Tortuga Cay, a sanctuary for sea turtles, and Otter Creek opened last March.
The media is invited to the Texas State Aquarium on Tuesday, February 24, at 10:30 a.m. to get a sneak peek of Eagle Pass.
The mission of the Texas State Aquarium is to inspire appreciation and wise stewardship of the Gulf of Mexico.
The Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums.