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TOUCH AND LEARN

In this shallow lagoon, guests can reach out and touch Ripley’s rays as they glide by. Don’t be shy! Their skin is smooth and interacting with them will not hurt you or the animals. Stick to their soft dark top-sides, though, as rays have strong grinding plates in their mouths. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Educators are always on hand to assure safety and to answer any questions regarding these unusual creatures.

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