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Indianapolis Zoo - Raising Baby Moon Jellies

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Published on Aug 10, 2012

Moon jellies are beautiful in their simplicity, but they have a long way to go before they're ready for the Oceans exhibit at the Indianapolis Zoo. Immature "baby" jellies, called ephyrae, are tiny when they're born and grow about an inch each month. After about six months, the adult jellies, called medusae, are ready for the exhibit tank.Tor the first time in 2012, the Zoo has two moon jellies on exhibit that came from successful breeding here. Let's take a closer look.

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