Visitors to Denver's Ocean Journey aquarium could oon find two popular exhibits missing.
The aquarium's new owners plan to move three sea otters, partly
to make room for a new restaurant. Two rare tigers may also get new
Landry's Restaurants recently acquired Ocean Journey for
13-point-six (m) million dollars in a bankruptcy court auction.
The Sumatran Tiger Species Survival Program in North America
says it's not sure Landry's has the expertise to take care of the
animals. The group started searching for a new home for Bali and
Java last year when the aquarium's previous owners filed for
Chapter eleven bankruptcy.
The otters are on loan through an arrangement with the Monterey
Bay Aquarium in California and the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service.