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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.

 

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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Piranha

The flooded forest is also where the world’s most feared fish species live. No more than 30 centimetres long...

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Piranha

The flooded forest is also where the world’s most feared fish species live. No more than 30 centimetres long, it is known for its sharp, razor-like teeth that shreds its prey to pieces in seconds when it feeds in a large school. Its jaws are so tough that it can even bite through steel fishing hooks!. As both predator and scavenger, the piranha does its part for the environment by getting rid of carcasses within the rivers.

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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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