Aquatic Exotics

All too often, a plant or animal introduced into a new area wreaks havoc on the ecosystem. Whether the new species is brought in deliberately or hitches a ride on a host of some sort, it can easily disrupt the balance of nature. Our invasive species display will inform and intrigue as you learn more about the perils of allowing or promoting the introduction of non-native species into a new area.

The room is nearly ready for the rainwater-fed tank to hold its inhabitants. This display will be lighted with natural light during daytime hours for a great view of species such as African clawed frogs, apple snails and water hyacinths.