October means it’s time for the Tennessee Aquarium’s annual Thrills, Gills, & Chills extravaganza. All throughout this spooktacular month, visitors will have a chance to meet those creatures that only come out at night in Ranger Rick’s Backyard Safari.
Spike, an African Pygmy Hedgehog, and Stan, an EurasianEagle Owl, are just two of many nocturnal animals that have an interesting predator-prey relationship. Both have an assortment of heightened senses and shortcomings to overcome, but how do they manage to stay alive in the dead of night? Aquarium experts divulge the secrets of animals such as these during daily Keeper Talks. Join them - if you’re brave enough to face your fear of the things that go bump in the night.