Denver the turtle will take center stage at the Newport Aquarium.
Newport Aquarium is going to the turtles, literally.
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NEWPORT, Ky. – Newport Aquarium is going to the turtles, literally.
Turtle Canyon will open at the riverfront attraction on March 22, the aquarium announced Tuesday.
The canyon will open after a renovation of the Rainforest exhibit. Fourteen species of turtles from three continents will be on display.
Turtle Canyon will also allow visitors to view the reptiles up close. Bravo, a more than 600-pound, 84-year-old Galapagos tortoise will anchor the exhibit.
Joining Bravo in the display, according to the aquarium, will be a 118-pound alligator snapping turtle named Thunder and Denver, a 200-pound loggerhead sea turtle who arrived at the aquarium in 2003.
For more information about Turtle Cannon, visit NewportAquarium.com.