Ripley’s Aquarium celebrates its own New Year’s Day babies

Jan 2 2019, 4:32 pm

Ripley’s Aquarium were proud parents this new year.

According to the Toronto attraction, on the early morning of January 1, Canada’s largest indoor aquarium welcomed a herd of new baby Hippocampus Erectus – more commonly known as Lined Seahorses.

Approximately the size of jelly beans, the babies were born onsite as part of the Aquarium’s ongoing conservation and education program.

Unlike humans, the Aquarium says that seahorses are one of the few species where males bare the unborn young.

“With a pouch on their stomachs, male seahorses can carry up to 2,000 babies at a time and each pregnancy can last approximately 10-25 days depending on the species,” states Ripley’s.

 

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The Aquarium breeds a variety of animals every year including cownose rays, seahorses, moon jellyfish, and bamboo sharks.

The new seahorses will be available for public viewing at Ripley’s later this month.

 

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