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Spotlight On Snakes

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More Than The Mythssssss

Are snakes really as scary as many people think they are? Find out when you come face to face with a live snake. If you’re lucky—and very brave—you might even be able to touch one. And you may find that although they look very different than we do, we have more in common with them than you think. Learn about these similarities and more during this feature program.

Not Just Slithering Terrors
Green Anaconda

Amazonian Diversity

Many of the snakes at the Aquarium can be found in the Graham Amazon Gallery, which is a re-creation of South America’s tropical rainforest. The Amazon is the most species-rich area of the world. Over 2.5 million species of insects live here. The Amazon is also home to more than 3,000 species of fishes and one fifth of the world’s bird species, with more yet to be discovered. Many of the animals and plants in the Amazon are in danger of extinction. The rainforest is being logged at an ever-increasing rate, and during Spotlight on Snakes you can learn what simple things you can do to help protect this incredible area that’s home to so many fantastic snakes.
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Trouble In Paradise

The Amazon encompasses a huge area, but it’s rapidly losing ground. The animals that live there are losing their homes to development for cities and agriculture. Find out what you can do to help protect this vulnerable area, and learn about the conservation initiatives we’re involved with. For example, we’ve helped train locals in Brazil who are sustainably harvesting ornamental fish for aquariums. This harvesting provides local people with an economic reason to preserve rainforests rather than destroy them.

Trouble In Paradise
Jellyfish

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Chinook salmon travel over 16,000 kilometres to spawn.
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