Rivers are a source of life for animals, people and cultures throughout the world. In the River Scout gallery, presented by Southern Company, you will discover a wide diversity of animals found in the rivers of Africa, South America, Asia and right here in Georgia.
An emerald tree boa has slithered its way into this gallery! Click here to learn more about this vibrant snake.
New albino American alligators inhabit the waters of River Scout. Nearby, electric fish of Africa and South America are presented in aquariums and highlighted in video programs. Around the corner, kids can safely "enter" an area filled with piranha and get a close-up look at the razor sharp teeth of these voracious predators.
The highly sociable Asian small-clawed otter is sure to spark interest. All of these animals, and more, are presented in a themed environment of waterfalls, logjams and a simulated meandering North American river that flows over your head! More important, you will come away with a greater appreciation of the need to protect freshwater environments everywhere.
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Animals from River Scout - Freshwater Mysteries