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1 decade 3 years 6 months ago Wednesday, October 04 2006 Oct 4, 2006 Wednesday, October 04, 2006 1:28:17 PM CDT October 04, 2006 in News
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ST. LOUIS - Visitors to the World Aquarium in downtown St. Louis will still get a chance to rub elbows with graceful stingrays that now have a bad rap. A stingray exhibit was supposed to open in early September, but was postponed when Steve Irwin was killed by one the same week. World Aquarium president Leonard Sonnenshine says they're back on track and planning to open a modified version of the display later this October, likely in a couple of weeks. Sonnenshine says the stingray exhibit is a memorial to the "Croc Hunter" and promotes the "wonderment of nature" as Irwin did. The World Aquarium guarantees visitors' safety. The stingrays had their barbs removed.

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