Exhibit / The Amazon

Graham Amazon Gallery

Experience the extraordinary diversity and interdependence of aquatic and terrestrial life in the Amazon as you walk through a re-creation of South America’s tropical rainforest.

Overview

Extraordinary diversity

The Amazon has more than 3,000 fish species and one-fifth of the world’s bird species — many more animals are still being discovered! This gallery highlights some of these amazing species as well as some of the threats they face.

Women in science: bird biologist Chelsea Ryan

Meet the Ocean Wise scientists making waves. Chelsea Ryan, Vancouver Aquarium biologist, is at home with her flock of feathered friends.

Featured

Go behind the scenes

Participate in interactive sessions alongside Aquarium interpreters, biologists and trainers. Get up close with some of the incredible aquatic animals as you go behind the scenes and help with a feeding or training session.

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 taking as well.

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So much more to learn

Surround yourself with a variety of plants and animals in the Graham Amazon Gallery as you gain an appreciation for the incredible diversity of life in this lush region. Find more in-depth information on some of the animals that live in the Amazon during our shows.

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Preserve not destroy

We’ve helped train Brazil locals who are harvesting ornamental fish for aquariums. This sustainable harvesting provides them with an economic reason to preserve rainforests rather than destroy them.

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In the Amazon

The Amazon is the most species-rich area of the world. There are ten times as many freshwater fishes in the Amazon as there are in all of Canada.

The Amazon is the most species-rich area of the world.
There are ten times as many freshwater fishes in the Amazon as there are in all of Canada.

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