MEET OUR ANIMALS
Come face-to-fin at our aquarium with some of the greatest sea creatures. Get to know more about the magnificent sharks, colourful fishes and inquisitve sea turtles!
African Penguins live at the rocky South-Western coast of Africa. Commonly called “Jackass”, their gawking sounds are similar to a donkey’s bray, and unique to each individual penguin. They are natural predators who feed mostly on fish, and are now considered an endangered species due to their dwindling numbers.
The Arabian Chameleon is found in most Middle Eastern and Northern African countries. They mainly change colour to communicate or regulate body temperature. Their eyes can move in two different direction - independent of one another, and they prey on small lizards, birds and rodents.
Black Tip Reef Shark
Black Tip Reef Shark live in shallow water near coral reefs located in the Indian Ocean. They occur from South Africa to the Red Sea. Fast Swimming and active, they have a spectacular technique in which they catapult their body out of the water and rotate themselves four times before falling back into the water.
Bowmouth Guitarfish spend most of their time near the sea but can also be found in coral reefs and shipwrecks. They inhabit the waters of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, Shark Bay in Western Australia and in the Pacific. Bowmouth guitarfish is active at night and have rows of hard spiky ridges to ward off predators.
Clownfish live amongst sea anemones at the bottom of the sea in sheltered reefs – usually in pairs. They’re the only fish that do not get stung by the tentacles of the sea anemone, and help each other. The clownfish is provided food in exchange for cleaning algae and fish leftovers from the anemone.
Corn Snake are found in and around USA. Wild corn snakes prefer habitats such as overgrown fields, forest openings, abandoned buildings and farms. They are non-venomous and belong to the constrictor snake group. They wrap their bodies around the victim and squeeze till they’re suffocated. They’re named ‘Corn Snakes’ because their bellies look like kernel of Indian corn. They’re very useful to farmers since they eat rodents that destroy crops.
Green Turtles maily stay near the coastline and protected shores and bays of the subtropical and tropical ocean waters, and nesting occurs in over 80 countries. They are rarely observed in open waters. Green turtles are named so because of a layer of green fat that lies under their shell. Scientists believe the quirky colour is a result of their veggie diet of seaweed and sea grass.
Hawksbill Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Sea Turtles are a highly migratory species that live mainly in the tropical reefs of the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Hawksbills are named for their narrow, pointed beak. One hawksbill can consume 1,000 pounds of sponge per year, and are vital to the coral reefs since sponges have the ability to overgrow corals and suffocate reefs. The hawksbill turtle can actually glow! It is the only known reptile to be biofluorescent and can glow yellow, pink, orange, red, green or purple.
Honeycomb Moray Eel
Honeycomb Moray Eel are found resting in the coral reefs across the Indian Ocean and in the west Pacific. Also known as leopard and laced moray eel, they contain toxins in their mouth and are poisonous. They have a second set of toothed jaw in their throat that can grasp the prey and pull it back into the stomach.
Honeycomb Stingrays are found in shallow coastal waters of the Indo-Pacific from the Indian to the Malay Archipelago. Stingrays are closely related to sharks. They do not have a bony skeleton and are made of cartilages which are the same as our nose and ears. Since their eyes are on top of their bodies, they rely on Ampullae of Lorenzini (electroreceptors) to locate their prey.