Nerina's Now a First Time Mom, to Twins!May 8, 2019
Today, Discovery Cove announced two new arrivals!
After a carefully monitored pregnancy, our 5-year-old spotted eagle ray Nerina gave birth to her first pair of pups on Tuesday, April 2nd. Both Nerina and Apollo, the pups’ proud parents are doing fine and are enjoying the waters of the Grand Reef at Discovery Cove.
Due to their low reproductive potential, the work done by zoological facilities like ours is critical for the protection of Spotted Eagle Rays and other threatened animal populations worldwide.
As a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan (SSP), the birth of these pups reconfirms that the significant investment Discovery Cove and the entire SeaWorld family of Parks has made, and the actions of our Animal Care Specialists in developing leading-edge reproductive health expertise, technologies and capabilities is truly making a difference.
Be sure to book your Discovery Cove visit today to swim alongside the pups and their proud parents Nerina and Apollo, and stay connected with @DiscoveryCove on Facebook and Instagram to learn how you can help us name the pups in the near future!