Animal Instinct secures movie star Josh Hutcherson to celebrate Shark Ray birthday bash.

To celebrate the birthday of Sweet Pea, the Newport Aquarium’s rare and hugely popular shark ray, we tracked down movie star Josh Hutcherson and asked him to visit the Aquarium and lead everyone in singing happy birthday to her.

Josh starred in Polar Express, Bridge to Tarabithia, RV and Firehouse Dog.

We thought it might be a long shot for him to accept the invitation, but being from the area and a lover of animals and the Aquarium – he did us the honor of not only accepting and leading everyone in song, he also signed autographs for the thousand-plus screaming teenage girls who showed up to see him.

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