Six months in a year, the Amazon overflows its banks, flooding the land and submerging the forest in over 10 metres of water. The result is a dreamscape where the boundaries between land and water are crossed – aquatic dwellers swim and live in an underwater forest until the waters recede.
The mysteries of the Amazon are unveiled here, at the world’s largest freshwater aquarium exhibit. Rotund manatees, giant river otters, massive arapaimas and enigmatic electric eels are but a glass panel away!
An unusually high percentage of life in the rainforest is found in the trees and much of it is concentrated in the canopy. The overlapping branches and leaves of rainforest trees create ecological niches, inviting typically ground-dwelling species to join ranks with arboreal animals such as monkeys.
The squirrel monkey is the most populous monkey species in the Amazon rainforest. Commonly found near water bodies, it spends most of its life in the forest canopy.
The Squirrel Monkey Forest is open from 10am - 6pm.
Also known as the River Sea, the Amazon river can be only four kilometres wide in the dry season but swells to an amazing 190 kilometres during the wet season!
Hop aboard our open-top boat ride to discover some of the Amazon river’s most outstanding animals, including the largest anteater, heaviest rodent and biggest big cat in the Americas. Many of the animals you’ll encounter are well-camouflaged amidst the lush wilderness. Keep your eyes peeled to spot them!
Embark on an unforgettable boat adventure into a mysterious river wilderness. Designed to simulate a journey along the Amazon River, here’s where your keen senses will come into play. Spot our well-camouflaged and elusive wildlife among lush vegetation for a unique perspective of Amazonian wildlife.