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.

For Employment opportunities, please scroll down page for more information.

 

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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JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT LIVING EXHIBITS INC.

ALL LEVEL POSITIONS OF Animal Care and Life Support Specialist (Full Time/Year Round) Sedgwick County Zoo/ Living Exhibits and Regional Operations Center- Wichita, Kansas

Animal Care and Life Support Specialist Full Time/Seasonal (March-November) and Part Time/Seasonal (May-October) Saint Louis Zoo- Saint Louis, Missouri

SUMMARY:
Living Exhibits, Inc. designs, builds and maintains interactive animal exhibits for zoos, aquariums and museums across the country. Our exhibits include touch-tank marine aquatic exhibits featuring sharks and stingrays and are maintained and operated by Living Exhibits staff at a host zoological facility.  The goals of these interactive exhibits are to increase the value of the guests’ experience, further our customers’ zoological mission and do so in a fiscally viable manner.  Living Exhibits also maintains a year round holding facility in Wichita, Kansas where the Living Exhibits collection resides in winter months and is available for lease to other institutions during the year.  All life support is maintained and operated at that facility by Living Exhibits staff. 

Staff at Living Exhibits work together as a team to meet common goals.  Staff hours will include weekends, holidays and possible evening events.  Staff will be required to work in and around salt water, perform duties outdoors and during all types of weather and will include husbandry and working with filter, pumps and other critical life support equipment for the safety of our animals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES FOR ANIMAL CARE/LIFE SUPPORT SPECIALIST:

  • Perform daily animal husbandry duties including, but not limited to:
    • Cleaning and maintenance of animal exhibits;
    • Preparation of food and feeding of animals;                           
    • Observation of animals for injuries, disease and behavioral changes;
    • Necessary care and medical treatment of injured or sick animals;
    • Maintain records for feeding, health care, facility and life support operation;
    • Operate and maintain life support equipment;
  • Communicate effectively with all members of the Living Exhibits team, all host institution personnel, volunteers, guests and any others that come into contact as a result of Living Exhibits operations;
  • Keep a clean and orderly work space including proper care and maintenance of department facilities and equipment;
  • Provide educational and interpretive information to all host institution personnel and volunteers as necessary;
  • As an aid to the Exhibit Supervisor, serve as a liaison with host facility personnel to problem solve, promote a productive relationship and ensure good customer satisfaction;
  • Interact with guests, including discussing the exhibit, the animals, conservation issues and answering questions; Completion of projects and other duties as assigned including travel to other exhibits.

 

QUALIFICATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in zoology, animal husbandry, a related field or working towards one OR equivalent experience;
  • One year practical experience in the care and interpretation of animals; zoo and aquarium animal related experience a plus;
  • Basic knowledge of the animals featured in our exhibits (marine), their care and general conservation issues;
  • Basic understanding of animal enrichment and animal training using positive reinforcement;
  • Must be comfortable speaking to and interacting with guests, the media, and employees and volunteers of the host institutions;
  • Basic computer knowledge including E-mail, Word & Excel;
  • Able to perform physical tasks including occasional lifting of moderate to heavy loads (up to 60 lbs), climbing of ladders and ability to work in elevated conditions. Able to work in salt water and handle shell fish (marine exhibits).

 

Send Resumes & Cover Letters to: admin@livingexhibits.com.  PLEASE SPECIFY LOCATION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR. All employees of Living Exhibits are subject to employment eligibility and background security checks as well testing for illegal substance use as allowed by law.