Geckos, chameleons and lemurs—goodbye

Geckos, chameleons and lemurs—goodbye
August 31 15:17 2016 Print This Article
Madagascar Journey play area

Madagascar Journey play area

On September 6, 2016, the South Carolina Aquarium Madagascar Journey exhibit will close to the public after its 4-year run. The exhibit is being dismantled to make way for a new, state-of-the-art exhibit that will focus on endangered and threatened sea turtles.

From now through Labor Day, visitors can see the exotic animals of Madagascar up-close, including critically endangered red ruffed lemurs, spider tortoises, a giant hognose snake, a Nile crocodile, geckos and frogs, a panther chameleon and more. Guests will also have the chance to explore the four unique habitats found in the world’s most biodiverse island. Other interesting features include an interactive baobab tree, a life-size safari Jeep and Mini-gascar, and a toddler play area.

Guests will walk away feeling like they have traveled to the island and back in a day!” a release for the Aquarium promises.

The incoming exhibit, The Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery, is slated to open in the Spring of 2017 and will present the remarkable journey from rescue, to rehabilitation, to release that each turtle in their care experiences. The introduction of the new center will establish the Aquarium as one of the most powerful educational presenter of sea turtle conservation on the East Coast.

For more information, visit scaquarium.org or call (843) 577-FISH (3474).

Photos | Courtesy of South Carolina Aquarium