San Antonio aquarium animals


>>Jen: UNCONTROLLABLE LAUGH. OKAY. MOVING ON.>>Mike: THE PARROT JUST WENT — WHAT WAS THAT? I’M KIDDING.>>Jen: SHARE YOUR PICTURES AND WE’LL SHOW SOME LATER IN THE SHOW.>>Mike: ALL RIGHT. SPEAKING OF PARROTS AND THIS LITTLE GUY. HIS NAME IS FIDGET AND HE IS A MACAW FROM SOUTH AMERICA LUCAS RANGEL FROM THE SAN ANTONIO AQUARIUM. HE’S HEAVIER THAN YOU THINK. HE CAN WEIGH ANYWHERE FROM TWO TO FOUR POUNDS. RIGHT NOW HE’S A BABY. HE’S GOING ON 5 YEARS OLD. THEY ARE FOUND IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN AMERICA. ON AVERAGE THEY CAN LIVE 30 TO 50 YEARS, IF THEY’RE LUCKY. HERE HE COMES.>>Jen: OH. TIME TO DO BUSINESS. ALL RIGHT. [LAUGHTER]>>Mike: OKAY.>>Jen: ALL RIGHT.>>Mike: NOW DOES HE TALK?>>HE CAN. HE KNOWS HOW TO MIMIC. HE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT HE’S SAYING, BUT HE DOES KNOW HOW TO MIMIC.>>Jen: HI.>>Mike: I LIKE HOW HE WAVES TOO. WHAT DOES HE USUALLY EAT?>>HE LOVES TO EAT FRUITS AND BERRIES. PINEAPPLE IS ONE OF HIS FAVORITE FRUIT. IN THE WILD, FRUITS, BERRIES, A LOT OF NUTS. EVEN COCKROACHES. DO YOU LIKE COCKROACHES?>>HE LOVES HIS COCKROACHES.>>Jen: LIKE A POPSICLE.>>Mike: USE YOUR IMAGINATION.>>Jen: DELICIOUS. GOOD PROTEIN.>>Mike: AND HIS WINGS ARE CLIPPED.>>HIS WINGS ARE CLIPPED. YOU CAN SEE ON HIS RIGHT WING, IT’S A LITTLE BIT SHORTER.>>Mike: THE COLORS ON THAT, I DON’T KNOW IF IT COMES THROUGH ON YOUR TV, ARE SO VIVID, THE BLUES AND PURPLES. WE HAVE SOMETHING ELSE. THIS IS FOR ALL THE — I DON’T KNOW, I CALL THEM CREEPY CRAWLIES HERE. HE WAVED GOOD-BYE. WE HAVE THE SAN ANTONIO AQUARIUM, AND THIS GUY IS A –>>HE IS A SPECTLED CAYMAN. THIS IS AGRO. HE’S ONE OF OUR SMALLEST CAYMANS AND WE USE HIM FOR A LOT OF INTERACTION. BECAUSE OF HIS SIZE AND CALM DEMEANOR –>>Jen: THAT WASN’T ME, I PROMISE. [LAUGHTER]>>SO HE IS YOUNGER, SO WE DO TAKE HIM OUT AND LET PEOPLE HOLD HIM AND HANDLE HIM AND TAKE PICTURES WITH HIM. HE’S REALLY GREAT WITH KIDS.>>Mike: OBVIOUSLY HE’S IN THE CROCODILE AND ALLIGATOR FAMILY. YOU MENTIONED THE TEETH. I NEVER REALIZED THIS.>>IT IS SOMETHING NEW THAT I LEARNED RECENTLY. EVEN WHEN WE DO WORK IN THIS FIELD, WE ARE ALWAYS LEARNING NEW THINGS. AND I RECENTLY FOUND OUT THAT ALLIGATORS HAVE AN OVERBITE, AND SO DO CAYMANS.>>Mike: SO THE TEETH GO LIKE THIS.>>THEY’VE GOT THE GOOFIER SMILE.>>Mike: HE’S CLOSER RELATED TO AN ALLIGATOR THAN HE IS TO A CROCODILE. HE’S GOT THE BROADER NOSE.>>AND THEY ALSO DON’T HAVE THE SALT GLANDS IN THE MOUTH THAT THE CROCODILES HAVE.>>Mike: HOW BIG IS HE GOING TO GET?>>ABOUT AS BIG AS ME. ANYWHERE FROM 5 TO 6 FEET. HE CAN WEIGH ABOUT 80 TO 90 POUNDS WHEN HE I FULL GROWN.>>Mike: I TELL YOU, THIS LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING FROM ALIEN OVER HERE. THESE ARE SHARK EGGS?>>YES. SO I IS BREEDING SEASON –>>Mike: AND A BAMBOO SHARK.>>WE HAVE A TOUCH TANK. HERE I BROUGHT A COUPLE OF OUR EGGS. WE HAVE A SHARK NURSERY. LET ME SEE IF I CAN G THAT.>>Jen: THERE YOU GO.>>SO WE HAVE LOTS OF THESE CLIPPED UP ON OUR WINDOWS. WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY 80 EGGS RIGHT NOW THAT ARE DEVELOPING. SO AS THEY GROW, YOU CAN SEE THE BABY INSIDE GET LARGER. AND YOU CAN EVEN SEE ON THIS SIDE, YOU CAN SEE ITS MOUTH. BUT ON THIS ONE YOU CAN SEE LIKE THE LITTLE — TRYING TO GET A GOOD — GET THE FLASHLIGHT THERE.>>Mike: NOW A BAMBOO, SHARK, HOW BIG WILL IT GET?>>3.5 TO 4 FEET.>>Mike: YOU SAID IT’S A FEMALE?>>Jen: SO COOL, THE EGGS, AND THAT’S WHY YOU HAVE TO CLIP THEM UP.>>AND THEY EXCHANGE ANY WATER OR OXYGEN THROUGH THE SIDES. IT’S REFERRED TO A MERMAID.>>Mike: SAN ANTONIO AQUARIUM IS BY 410. YOU SAID YOU HAVE A FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL GOING ON?>>ALL FATHERS GET IN FREE. AND IF THE FATHER HAPPENS TO BE A MEMBER, WHICH MEANS THAT HE IS ALREADY COMING IN, HE’S GOING TO GET A FREE ACTIVITY TOKEN. IT’S FOR FATHERS AND GRANDFATHERS.>>Mike: AND ALSO OUT THERE AT THE AQUARIUM, THEY ARE PART OF

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