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Down in the Delta, National Rivers Center

Cownose rays live in tropical and temperate seas feeding on mollusks, shrimp, and small fish. The animals do have small teeth; however, they are not dangerous to people. Barbs found on their tails can be used in self-defense; however, the barbs on those at the Museum & Aquarium have been trimmed and do not pose a risk. Trimming of the barbs is similar to trimming a fingernail and does not hurt the animal. 

Did you know you can touch the cownose rays at the Down in the Delta Touch Tank, and we offer two feedings at 11 AM and 2:30 PM daily. Space is limited to six people per feed.

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