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amazonia in dc
In a message dated 11/1/1998 3:58:44 AM Eastern Standard Time, referring to
the amazonia exhibit at the dc zoo, alysoun writes:
> I don't get it. I assume the above-ground rainforest includes almost
> all, if not entirely, Amazonian plants. The wildlife seemed to be
> exclusively Amazonian. Why not representative aquatic plant life? I
> mean, that's the point, right?
alysoun, if i remember correctly from my visit there, and from visiting the ny
aquarium, curators are lazy people when it comes to plants. they will grow
whatever is easier to them. i have even seen plastic plants in zoo exhibits.
at the ny aquarium, the only plants seem to be java moss, pothos (not even a
true aquatic) and lots of water sprite.
i have always bemoaned the fact that there are not bigger and better amazon
exhibits. after all, the region holds a huge percentage of the world's
btw, when in nyc, remember to visit the brooklyn botanic garden that has a
decent aquatic plant collection. also the ny botanical garden in the bronx,
but this one doesn't have any fish.
tsuh yang chen, nyc