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ELIS, the butterfly ray

The largest marine aquarium in South America, AquaRio, has a new addition to its mascot class: ELIS, the butterfly ray!

Did you know that the butterfly ray (Gymnura altavela) is endangered?

Did you know that AquaRio is the only institution in the world to breed the butterfly ray?

YEA!!! This historical fact needed an impactful representation, so the idea for ELIS was born!

This butterfly ray is an empowered, mother, free female who fights hard for the conservation of her species.


Welcome, Elis!!!

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