tortoise http://wvxu.org en Turtle Canyon opens this weekend at the Newport Aquarium http://wvxu.org/post/turtle-canyon-opens-weekend-newport-aquarium <p>The Newport Aquarium gave a sneak peak of it's newest exhibit, Turtle Canyon, to the media today.&nbsp;</p><p>http://youtu.be/vn0Okn5GWKg</p><p>It features&nbsp; two of the largest turtle species in the world:&nbsp; A Galapagos tortoise named Bravo that weighs more than 600 pounds and is the largest turtle in the Midwest and a more than 100-year-old 118-pound alligator snapping turtle, as <a href="http://wvxu.org/post/turtles-get-prime-place-newport-aquarium" target="_blank">reported by Ann Thompson February 18th</a>.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:15:08 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 24436 at http://wvxu.org Turtle Canyon opens this weekend at the Newport Aquarium Turtles get prime place at Newport Aquarium http://wvxu.org/post/turtles-get-prime-place-newport-aquarium <p>Visitors to the Newport Aquarium's Turtle Canyon, set to open March 22, won't have any trouble seeing the exhibit's star, Bravo.</p><p><strong>Bravo is the largest turtle in the Midwest, weighing in at 600 pounds</strong>.&nbsp;The Galapágos tortoise&nbsp;was hatched April 19, 1929 on the Ecuadorian island of Santa Cruz. In the next few weeks Bravo will arrive by truck and the aquarium will use a crane to get him inside.</p><p>Bravo will join Thunder, the oldest resident at Newport Aquarium at more than 100 years of age. Thunder is a 118 pound alligator snapping turtle.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:09:18 +0000 Ann Thompson 23252 at http://wvxu.org Turtles get prime place at Newport Aquarium