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Indianapolis Zoo announces birth of ‘sweet baby ray’

The Indianapolis Zoo announced the birth of a new cownose ray on Aug. 23, 2023. (Provided Photo/Indianapolis Zoo via Facebook)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The aquatic family at the Indianapolis Zoo just got a little bit bigger – the zoo announced on Facebook Wednesday the birth of a new cownose ray.

The zoo says the ray was born sometime Wednesday morning. The zoo also shared that rays are born with their wings folded over like a taco, and they learn to glide quickly after their birth.

And while the baby ray does not have a name yet, the zoo confirmed that the baby ray is a boy.

The baby ray can be seen swimming with the school of rays at the touch pool in the zoo’s Oceans exhibit.

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