NEWPORT, KY (FOX19) - On Friday's FOX19 Morning News, we'll get an inside view of the new turtle exhibit at Newport Aquarium. Kelly Rippin will be live there from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Opening Saturday, Turtle Canyon will feature more than 14 species spanning three continents. From the largest tortoise species in the world -- the Galapagos tortoise -- to the smallest tortoise species in the Northern Hemisphere -- the Egyptian tortoise.
Following a renovation of the rain forest exhibit, Turtle Canyon will allow guests to view turtles up close from multiple angles.
The new exhibit will include a turtle corral which offers guests the opportunity to touch a variety of turtles including one of North America's largest tortoise species -- the Gopher tortoise.
Two massive turtles are set to anchor the exhibits inside Turtle Canyon, giving Newport Aquarium a total of three of the largest turtle species in the world.
Mobile users can view a sneak peak video of the exhibit by clicking here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRElqoYn7U8&feature=youtu.be