Between our Baltimore and Washington, DC, venues, more than 17,500 animals representing 900 species call the National Aquarium home. There are constant changes, additions and more going on behind the scenes that our guests may not notice during their visit. We want to share these fun updates with our community, so we’re bringing them to you in our weekly Animal Update posts!
Check our blog every Friday to find out what’s going on… here’s what’s new this week!
Panther grouper in our Hiding exhibit!
Our panther group is making our Hiding exhibit his new home (after being moved from another exhibit to accommodate his rapid growth in the last year).
Also known as the humpback grouper, this fish is native to the coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific. Habitat degradation has seriously threatened the survival of this species in recent years. As a result, the panther grouper has been listed as “Vulnerable” by the IUCN.
Be sure to check back every Friday to find out what’s happening!