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Blue poison dart frog at the Dallas World Aquarium near Olympus Las Colinas in Irving, Texas

MEET THE ANIMALS AT THE DALLAS WORLD AQUARIUM

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Do you want to spend a fun-filled day learning about animals from around the world? Then head to the Dallas World Aquarium!

It is housed in an old warehouse, and thousands of people visit every year to see species such as:

Curl-crested Jay 

Found in the forests and woodlands of Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay, curl-crested jays are often mistaken for crows as they have a similar call. They're identified by their black fronted crest, violet-blue upper body feathers, and sooty black head, neck, and chest. These social birds have keen eyesight, and in the wild, they are often spotted in groups of eight to twelve.

Orinoco Crocodile

Slightly larger than American crocodiles, Orinoco crocodiles feature scales that vary in both strength and shape. They also display a narrow snout, short legs, and long, powerful legs. Orinoco crocodiles have a well-developed sense of smell, and they hunt for fish, birds, and small mammals such as capybaras. 

Blue Poison Dart Frog

Easily recognized by their blue color, blue poison dart frogs release toxins from their skin. Adults are about two inches long, and scientists didn't discover this species until 1968. These frogs typically live between ten and fifteen years, and they are not found in the water as they lack webbed feet and are poor swimmers.

Spectacled Owl

Spectacled owls call the forests from southern Mexico to Argentina home. Medium in size, they have a rounded head with no ear tufts and a dark brown facial disc. They are most vocal on calm, moonlight nights, and roost in trees with dense foliage.

The Dallas World Aquarium is just one of the attractions near our apartments in Irving, Texas. To call our community home, please contact us to arrange a showing where you can see all we have to offer firsthand. 

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