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This aquarium is located on the Mississippi River and is a two-story structure housing more than 10,000 specimens representing some 530 species of marine life found throughout the Americas. Visitors can see sharks, stringrays, red-bellied piranhas, white alligators, black-footed penguins and endangered sea turtles. Exhibits include a 400,000-gallon Gulf of Mexico display and a Caribbean Reef tunnel. The Amazon Rainforest exhibit is complete with waterfalls and tropical birds. Penguins, sharks and a touch pool are featured in the Living in Water exhibit, and alligators are the focus of the Mississippi River gallery.

Location: 1 Canal St, New Orleans Louisiana 70130 Telephone 504-581-4629 Toll Free: 800-774-7394

Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
(Mandeville) Abita Trace Animal Clinic
(New Orleans) Aquarium of the Americas
(New Orleans) Audubon Zoological Garden
(Houma) Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum
(Houma) Captain Bill Lake
(Slidell) Faust Veterinary Hospital

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