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Located right on the Mississippi River next to the French Quarter, Audubon Aquarium showcases diverse exhibits that feature the aquatic habitats of North and South America. The aquarium is home to more than 15,000 animals from 600 species that live happily in this state-of-the art facility.
The most popular exhibits include Caribbean Reef, which is enclosed in a transparent 30-foot-long tunnel holding 132,000 gallons of water with Caribbean species such as the tarpon and angelfish, and Amazon World, a giant humid, hot greenhouse protected by a glass cylinder and filled with tropical plants and trees, piranhas, macaws, anacondas, freshwater stingrays, and many other fascinating species. The Mississippi River exhibit features paddlefish, catfish, owls, and a white alligator, while the Gulf of Mexico exhibit has a 17-foot-tall tank filled with sharks, stingrays, marine turtles, and much more.
1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, Phone: 504-565-3033
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