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    21.03.2018 – The Rainforest Exhibit’s Piranhas Show No Inclination to Bare Their Teeth

    Despite the fact that red-bellied pacu (Piaractus brachypomus) living in the Tropical Rainforest Exhibit pertain to Serrasalmidae family, they excel as an example of peacefulness

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    14.03.2018 – Our New Penguins Found Pacific Smelts and Capelins Delicious

    In the Czech hatchery, penguins mainly fed on sprat (Baltic herring). The Primorsky Aquarium's specialists have developed a diet for them consisting of local fish species.

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    01.03.2018 – Penguins flew to the Primorsky Aquarium to live in

    Six Humboldt Penguin fledglings aged 9 to 16 months have arrived to the Primorsky Aquarium from the Nature Resource Network, Prague, Czech Republic – the hatchery providing the world's largest zoos and aquariums with animals. The penguins were acquired through the International Charitable Fund "Constantine" involvement.

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    16.02.2018 – Our Stick Insects Have Eaten Contents of a 500-liter Freezer

    he stick insects (Phasmatidae family) living in the Aquarium’s Tropical Rainforest Exhibit are represented by the Annam walking sticks (Medauroidea extradentata) and the Sunny sticks (Sungaya inexpectata) originated in the Vietnam tropical forests and Philippines accordingly. They are kept at the temperature of 25-27°C.

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    13.02.2018 – Russian Science Day in the Prymorsky Aquarium

    On February 8, Russian Science Day is celebrated. It is a professional holiday of academic society, university staff and science elite. Peter the Great initiated the holiday in 1724, when he founded the Academy of Science, which main purpose was to promote scientific research and achievements.

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    08.02.2018 – Primorsky Aquarium Celebrates World Wetlands Day

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    07.02.2018 – Chinese Fire-Belly Newts Have Had Offspring

    A baby fire belly newt is just about three weeks old today. Resettling five adult Chinese fire-belly newts (Cynops orientalis) from a terrarium to be restored, specialists revealed eggs attached to the waterweed. The plant with the eggs was immediately removed from adults – the newts being predators can eat away both eggs and larvae.

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    07.02.2018 – Seahorses have settled down in the Japan Sea Exhibit

    The common sea horses (Hippocampus kuda) arrived to the Primorsky Aquarium from Taiwan. After having been quarantined in the Scientific-and-Adaptation Building, they have moved to the Japan Sea Exhibit in the Main Building.

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    01.02.2018 – Continued Cooperation between NSCMB FEB RAS and Research Institutions of Republic of Korea

    Cooperation of NSCMB FEB RAS and Korea Ecology Environment Research Institute (Taejon, South Korea) started three years ago with signing the Memorandum on Cooperation between the Korea Institute and the Primorsky Aquarium. In 2017, the same agreement was concluded between the Korea Institute and NSCMB FEB RAS with the Primorsky Aquarium affiliated.

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    09.01.2018 – The Tropical Rainforest Exhibit Has Got Predatory Bugs

    Cryрtolaemus belongs to Coccinellidae family and has typical ladybird shape, about 6 mm in length, with black bright elytra and orange-brown head, antennae, pronotum and the legs.

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