Stingray Cove by Living Exhibits

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About Us

Stingray Cove™ is produced by Living Exhibits, a Scottsdale, Arizona based company that designs, builds and manages interactive Stingray and Shark exhibits for zoos and aquariums throughout North America.  Founded in 2005, Living Exhibits has produced more than 20 exhibits and have provided memorable experiences to more than 9 million visitors. 

Our animal collection includes Cownose Rays, Southern Stingrays, and Bamboo Sharks.  In addition to design, construction and start-up, our staff provides all husbandry and life-support functions while the host zoo or aquarium provides crowd control and poolside guest interpretation and animal/visitor oversight.  Most, but not all of our exhibits are seasonal, operating between April and October.  We provide animal transportation between our holding facilities and your zoo or aquarium. 

Stingray Cove provides a strong return on investment for zoos and aquarium with annual visitation of one million guests or more.

 

CERTIFICATION

Stingray Cove exhibits are certified by American Humane. Our exhibits are regularly inspected by subject matter experts.

GUEST EXPERIENCE

Stingray Cove provides your guests with an amazing interactive animal experience.

ANIMAL WELFARE

Animal Welfare is the backbone of our animal care program. We maintain a rigorous Body Condition Scoring program and insure our exhibits meet the needs of the animals first.

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What We Do

Stingray Cove at the St. Louis Zoo

Our standard exhibits are 50’ long X 25’ wide with an irregular shape allowing animals maximum linear perimeter for interactions and ample resting and “hanging out” space in the center pool area.

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Pool walls are designed so that little guests can lay on the perimeter wall and hands in the water while their center of gravity “butt and legs” are on the outside of the pool.

Stingray Cove in full season!

The pool perimeter for our standard exhibit is 145 linear feet.  On the average, we allow 24” per person along the pool wall which provides for a capacity of approximately 75 visitors at poolside.  The average stay time at poolside is 15 minutes which work out to a little under 300 visitors per hour.

Life Support System

Living Exhibits provides a robust life support system with redundant systems and intuitive alarming systems.  Our LSS is comprised of multiple sand and gravel filters, carbon contact systems, Protein Fractionation and a Moveable BioBed.  Additionally, we utilize UV and Ozone contact processes.  Salt mixing is done in our 1000 gallon reservoirs.  For temperature management we utilize 15-ton heat pumps for chilling and separate heater/boilers.

Redundancy, alarms and robust LSS

Our life support system has water flow, temperature, power and other sensors located throughout the system to monitor key water parameters and notify staff immediately when those parameters are outside of norms.

 

Animal Husbandry

Living Exhibits staff works with our veterinary, curatorial and husbandry management team to insure proper care and welfare for our entire animal collection.  We provide barb trimming as necessary to insure a safe experience for guest and animals.

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Stingray Cove! Amazing, Fun and Memorable!

Treat your guests to an amazing interactive animal experience that addresses animal welfare standards, consistent quality experience in a cost effective manner for your zoo or aquarium.

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Stingray Cove! Amazing, Fun and Memorable!

Treat your guests to an amazing interactive animal experience that addresses animal welfare standards, consistent quality experience in a cost effective manner for your zoo or aquarium.

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Stingray Cove! Amazing, Fun and Memorable!

Treat your guests to an amazing interactive animal experience that addresses animal welfare standards, consistent quality experience in a cost effective manner for your zoo or aquarium.

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Stingray Cove! Amazing, Fun and Memorable!

Treat your guests to an amazing interactive animal experience that addresses animal welfare standards, consistent quality experience in a cost effective manner for your zoo or aquarium.

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