Zoo Director Dwight Scott said the decision to open the stingray exhibit was the product of a request from the Zoological Trust to come up with a new attraction.
“We put together a list of ideas, and the one who had the most wow to it was the stingray experience,” Scott said.
The ability for guests to participate in feeding was one reason why stingrays were selected. While most of the zoo's attractions are hands-off, this one offers something a little different.
“The animals are beautiful and very serene,” Scott said. “The facility is beautiful, as well.”
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If you go
Stingray Bay is open Sundays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 7. It is $3 per person to enter and an additional $2 per cup of food.