S.C. Aquarium opens new Madagascar exhibit
Posted 5/4/2012 1:57:00 PM
Ready to see a ring-tailed lemur leap? A white-spotted bamboo shark glide? A tomato frog jump? Or a hissing cockroach, well, hiss?
You can find all of those in Madagascar, the large island off east Africa that's home to more than 250,000 species, of which 70 percent are found nowhere else on the globe.
And you can also find them in Charleston
, at the South Carolina Aquarium
On May 5, the aquarium opens a new exhibit, Madagascar Journey, which will feature creatures like lemurs, a Nile crocodile, boa constrictors, colorful frogs, geckos and vasa parrots.
The exhibit, which will remain in Charleston for at least three years, is on the aquarium's first floor and is included in the regular aquarium admission
The aquarium sits at the edge of Charleston Harbor and is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Along with the new Madagascar exhibit, the aquarium features thousands of aquatic animals from river otters to loggerhead turtles, representing the biodiversity of South Carolina.
The aquarium is next to the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center
at Liberty Square, where boats leave for trips to Fort Sumter.
Madagascar Journey at Charleston's SC Aquarium