The Virginia Aquarium welcomed a newborn spotted eagle ray Monday, July 28th.
This makes the Virginia Aquarium one of only 10 AZA-accredited facilities worldwide with successful spotted eagle ray births!
Aquarium officials say the mother’s name is Sadana and the sex of the pup and a naming contest will be announced in the coming weeks.
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We’ve got a little surprise! 🎉 Say hello to this newborn spotted eagle ray! 🥰 This is the first successful spotted eagle ray reproduction at the Virginia Aquarium, making us one of only 10 AZA-accredited facilities worldwide with successful spotted eagle ray births! Congratulations to our wonderful team and their progress in furthering research of these amazing animals. . #virginiaaquarium #babyanimal #zoobaby #zoobabies #aza #savingspecies #ssp #stingray #spottedeagleray #babyanimals #instacute #virginiabeach