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Amazon Flooded Forest

For six months every year, seasonal rains sweep across the South American rainforest, resulting in an enormous rise in the water level of the Amazon basin. The water overflows, flooding the land and creating a water wonderland in which the forest is submerged in over 10 metres of water.  In this beautiful and mysterious underwater ecosystem, aquatic animals swim and live amidst the trees and plants until the waters recede.

In the world's largest freshwater aquarium exhibit, experience the Amazon Flooded Forest in all its wondrous glory. This immersive exhibit gives you a unique perspective into the underbelly of the submerged Amazon where you can observe the remarkable aquatic wildlife that thrive there. It is a mysterious universe seen through underwater viewing galleries that will take you from the very bottom of the forest floor up to the water’s surface.


 

Manatee

These peaceful creatures spend their entire lives in the water, propelling themselves at a slow 8km/h...

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Manatee

These peaceful creatures spend their entire lives in the water, propelling themselves at a slow 8km/h with their paddle-shaped tail. Weighing up to a tonne or more, manatees spend much of their time sleeping and grazing on aquatic plants and algae. Despite their large barrel shape, manatees are graceful swimmers. They can often be seen using their flippers to “walk” along the bottom of the river bed. As mammals, manatees breathe air and must surface every few minutes to catch a breath. They can stay underwater for 20 minutes at most. Gaze your eyes on these docile animals in their home at the Amazon Flooded Forest!

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Giant River Otter

Hunted for years for its velvety fur and almost driven to extinction, the world’s largest otter...

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Giant River Otter

Hunted for years for its velvety fur and almost driven to extinction, the world’s largest otter, that can grow up to 1.8 metres long, finds refuge within the flooded forests where it can feel safe. Here for the very first time in Asia, observe these beautiful amphibious creatures via a viewing tunnel that runs through their underwater exhibit.  Appreciate its gracefulness as it swims or watch them basking lazily on fallen tree trunks above the surface of the Amazon Flooded Forest.

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Arapaima

The flooded forest is also home to the arapaima, one of the world’s largest freshwater fish...

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Arapaima

The flooded forest is also home to the arapaima, one of the world’s largest freshwater fish. Shaped like a torpedo, this megafish can reach over 3 metres and weigh over 180 kilograms. This giant also has a unique trait. Unlike most other fishes that take in oxygen from the water through their gills, the arapaima depends mainly on surface air to breathe.

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