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Management confirmed Covino is the brother of Ammon Covino. Ammon Covino was indicted in 2012 for conspiring to bring illegally harvested lemon sharks and spotted eagle rays to an aquarium in Boise, Idaho.

The Covinos established the Idaho Aquarium in Boise and the Portland Aquarium in Oregon. Controversies have visited both aquariums.

BOISE, Idaho — The former president of the Idaho Aquarium in Boise has been arrested in Texas on charges of violating conditions of his probation, including an agreement not to buy, sell or possess fish or wildlife.

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The Aquarium of Boise (a 501 (c)3 non-for-profit) is the only place of its kind in Idaho A 20-year-old Eagle man is facing up to 20 years in federal prison after being convicted of obstruction of justice in Florida in connection with wildlife from the Florida Keys illegally purchased for display at the Idaho Aquarium in Boise. Federal authorities say Peter Covino...

Idaho Aquarium :: Anna Gorin Photography, Boise, Idaho

It has been amazing to finally have an aquarium in Boise Idaho! I have a three-year-old and eight-year-old boys and it's hard to find something that they can both enjoy together like the aquarium! This stuff is more than knowledgeable and fun for the children I ended up buying a family pass for the year to enjoy all the time with my kids!

wildlife to exhibit in the first aquarium he opened, in Boise, Idaho.


The next time you head to Boise, ID, don't forget a dosage of culture within the walls of Idaho Aquarium. A cultural experience is waiting for you here so come on by today and enjoy something new and exciting.The that built and operates the Aquarium of Boise was founded in 2008. After several attempts to find a location, the aquarium was built in a remodeled 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) in Boise. The aquarium opened to the public on December 16, 2011. It draws about 25,000 visitors per month, including school groups, community organizations, and visitors from across the states of Idaho, Utah, Washington, Oregon and California. It was opened as a work-in-progress, with some exhibits still unfinished, but continues to add more exhibits as time goes on. The aquarium was built with roughly $300,000 in small donations and season pass sales, daily admission sales, grants, fundraising, corporate and private parties.The Aquarium of Boise is compliant with regulatory agencies, which include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Idaho Fish and Game, Idaho Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture's (APHIS program) and the Idaho Humane Society.The Aquarium of Boise is compliant with regulatory agencies, which include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Idaho Fish and Game, Idaho Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture's (APHIS program) and the Idaho Humane Society.