Mon, October 24th —
Today's Schedule 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Stingray Beach Club is closed for scheduled maintenance starting Monday, 10/24 and will reopen Wednesday, 10/26. Learn More
Stingray Beach Club is closed for scheduled maintenance starting Monday, October 24 and will reopen Wednesday, October 26. You can still see stingrays swimming during your visit in Ocean Realm and Shark Realm. Be sure to also check out our other touch exhibits including Touch A Shark (Zone A) as well as Gill's Grotto and Creature Feature (Zone C).
Size: 18 inches Habitat/Range: Eastern Australia
The laughing kookaburra is the largest of the kingfishers, but unlike its relatives, it prefers a diet of rodents, reptiles and insects over fish. When hunting, it will sit motionless on a perch, waiting to pounce on passing prey.
According to Aboriginal legend, the kookaburra’s extremely loud, laugh-like call is a signal for the sky people to light the sun each morning. In reality, the daily call at dusk and dawn is used by a kookaburra family to mark its territory.
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