The re-energized focus on Long Island Sound's story is obvious in the colorfully redesigned main hall, which has been renamed Newman's Own Hall in celebration of a $1.2 million grant from Newman's Own Foundation."

–  The Norwalk Citizen

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Jack Hanna and Animal Friends Charm Aquarium Audience

Famed zookeeper and naturalist Jack Hanna delighted an afternoon audience at The Maritime Aquarium on May 7 with highlights of his career (and some comical moments too).

He presented a menagerie of live animals:  two lemurs, an alligator snapping turtle, a Galapagos tortoise, a kangaroo and wallaby, an alligator, a sloth, an eagle owl, a binturong, a Eurasian eagle owl and a 6-month-old leopard.

See some of the highlights…

A two-toed sloth hangs out onstage for a bit, during Jack Hanna's matinee presentation May 7 at The Maritime Aquarium.

An alligator snapping turtle helpfully opens its mouth, revealing its lure-like tongue, during Jack Hanna's afternoon show May 7 at The Maritime Aquarium.

Jack Hanna with a ring-tailed lemur, during the May 7 matinee show at The Maritime Aquarium.

An assistant to Jack Hanna with a binturong, a creature from Southeast Asia, during Hanna's May 7 matinee show at The Maritime Aquarium.

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